Links for economists and historians of economic thought, by Daniele Besomi


Links for economists and historians of economic thought

Disclaimer : inclusion of links does not necessarily imply endorsement of the page contents.


Schools of thought

Links on International trade (including Ohlin and Heckscher and comparative advantage , the balance of payments ), Foreign lending and speculation (with reference to Tobin and the Tobin tax ), Schelling and the prisoner's dilemma , Game theory (including von Neumann and Morgenstern )



International trade

International Trade (Encyclopædia Britannica)
(includes comparative advantage analysis)

Ohlin & Heckscher

Heckscher, @ Encyclopædia Britannica
Eli Heckscher @ cepa
Ohlin, @ Enc. Britannica
Bertil Ohlin @ cepa
Press release of Nobel Award to Ohlin
Autobiography of Bertil Ohlin (Nobel site)
Heckscher-Ohlin Model
lecture notes, by E. Kwan Choi
Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
lecture notes, by E. Kwan Choi

Comparative advantage

International Trade and Comparative Advantage
Lecture notes, by David G. Abler
Comparative Advantage
short explanation
Comparative Advantage
links to relevant Lecture notes
The Theory of Comparative Advantage - Overview
International Trade Theory and Policy Lecture Notes: ©1997 Steven M. Suranovic
David Ricardo and Comparative Advantage


Internet Resources on International Trade: Theory and Policy
International Trade web resources

Hume - of the Balance of Trade

Foreign lending and speculation

Literature on international money, finance, capital movements etc
by Henrik Plaschke, Associate Professor & Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies and Political Economy

The Balance of Payments

Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments
Educational slides
Balance of Payments
Introductory Economics Revision Notes. Pages based on original material written by Richard Young of Wood Green School Witney. Content has been updated and diagrams added by Biz/ed.
Easy Guide to the Balance of Payments
By Tony Kryger. Australian Parliamentary Library - 1996-97 Background Paper 5


General pages

James TOBIN home page
James Tobin @ cepa


Autobiography of James Tobin (@ Nobel site)
Lives of the Laureates -- JAMES TOBIN
Edited by William Breit and Roger W. Spencer, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 1986
James Tobin -- Biographical Sketch
James Tobin - portrait


J. Tobin, "Financial Globalization: Can National Currencies Survive?"
Annual World Bank Conference of Development Economics, 1999. (2000)
J. Tobin, "Monetary Policy: Recent Theory and Practice."
In Helmut Wagner (ed.), Current Issues in Monetary Economics, 1998. (1999)


Interview with James Tobin (The Region, Dec. 1996)
Tobin - Nobel prize Press Release, 1981
ET Interview: Professor James Tobin with Robert J. Shiller
Tobin: "Friedman's Theoretical Framework" (pdf)
Tobin: working papers @ Cowles
(some can be downloaded)

Tobin tax

The Tobin Tax and Exchange Rate Stability - Finance & Development - June 1996
@ Worldbank. by Paul Bernd Spahn
The Tobin Tax
The Tobin Tax Ñ and a new era of global economy, by John Laird. June 1999 issue of Share International
Background on the Tobin Tax
The Tobin Tax: An International Tax on Foreign Currency Exchange. @ Sierra Club

Prisoner's dilemma

General pages

Prisoner's Dilemma (Stanford Enc. Phil.) - links to other resources
Prisoners' Dilemma
An introduction, by Roger A. McCain
The Prisoner's Dilemma
By Leon Felkins
The prisoners dilemma (By Erik Hadden)
Prisoner's Dilemma, by J. Bradford DeLong
With general links
Prisoners' Dilemma - play it online
The Prisoners' Dilemma @ Principia Cybernetica Web
The Prisoner's Dilemma, by Serge Helfrich
With a few links and a demo applet
Robert Axelrod - The Complexity of Cooperation
Ken Binmore's review of The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration, @ JASSS
Prisoner's Dilemma and Social Cooperation
by Russ Marion, Clemson University
Axelrod's Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma Problem
Undecidability in the Spatialized Prisoner's Dilemma: Some Philosophical Implications
Patrick Grim, Group for Logic and Formal Semantics, Department of Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook
Prisoners' Dilemma
from "Game Theory: An Introductory Sketch", by Roger A. McCain
Public Choice & Prisoner's Dilemma
By Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D.

Bibliography & resources

Bibliography on the Prisoner's Dilemma
In: Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Annotated Bibliography on The Evolution of Cooperation
By Robert Axelrod, Institute of Public Policy Studies, and Lisa D'Ambrosio, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Axelrod - Evolution of Cooperation Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography on The Evolution of Cooperation, by Robert Axelrod and Lisa D'Ambrosio, Nov. 1996
Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma - Bibliography
The Prisoner's Dilemma: Sources & links
Prisoner's Dilemma - links, by Constitution organization

T. Schelling

T. C. Schelling - a brief biography
Schelling: Who Benefits from the Long-Term Effort to Slow Global Warming and Who Should Participate?
Who Benefits from the Long-Term Effort to Slow Global Warming and Who Should Participate? Aspen Global Change, 1995: Elements of Change
Thomas C. Schelling (homepage @ Univ. Maryland)
Thomas Schelling @ cepa
Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)
Agent-based computational economics (ACE) is the computational study of economies modelled as evolving systems of autonomous interacting agents. ACE is thus a specialization to economics of the basic complex adaptive systems paradigm. Site created an maintained by Leigh Tesfatsion, including a detailed syllabus, with links to related pages and to an interactive computer demo site where people can download demos and get hands-on experience running their own experiments with no original programming required (see in particular the demo on the Schelling Segregation Model by Chris Cook).

Game theory

General pages

Game Theory @ cepa
Game Theory (Enc. Britannica)
History of Game Theory, by Paul Walker
Game Theory Evolving
by Herbert Gintis. Game Theory Evolving is an advanced undergraduate/graduate text. It is strongly problem-oriented, stresses evolutionary dynamics, covers biology as well as economics, ...
Introduction to Game Theory
Lecture notes, by Froeb (include prisoner's dilemma)
Game Theory and Evolutionary Game Theory Bibliography
David Levine's Economic and Game Theory Page
Learn About Game Theory
by David K. Levine, Department of Economics, UCLA
"Game Theory: An Introductory Sketch", by Roger A. McCain
Oskar MORGENSTERN (cepa)

Bibliography & resources

Links to Game Theory and Social Dilemma Sites
collected by James Kitt
other game theory links
by Mauricio G. Villena, Selwin College, Cambridge
Game theory - bibliography

von Neumann

John von Neumann (cepa)
Von Neumann (@ history of Mathematics)
von Neumann - Encyclopædia Britannica
von Neumann: biography
Jon Von Neumann - brief biography
von Neumann: biography and bibliography
By I. A. N. Lee
References for Von_Neumann
@ History of Mathematics

Schools of thought


Last updated: 12 May 2001