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


Links for economists and historians of economic thought

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Links on A. Sen , the Non-Profit sector , Sustainable Development , Georgescu-Roegen , State failure or government failure? , Public choice , Arrow's impossibility theorem , Chaos & complexity, miscellaneous, other economists



Amartya K. Sen (@ cepa)

Biography and resources

Amartya Sen
site with links (by Vasudeva Ginjala) -including Sen in the press and a realaudio speech
Amartya Sen Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
Nobel Prize Internet Archive. With several links
Prof. Amartya Sen's Profile
Amartya Sen - resources


Amartya Sen's Review of Peter Bauer's Book
Just Deserts. Review of Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion, by P.T. Bauer
Amartya SEN: Pas de bonne économie sans vraie démocratie
article in Le Monde, Mercredi 28 octobre 1998
Human Rights and Asian Values. Sixteenth Annual Morgenthau Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Foreign Policy
Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Amartya Sen argues that human rights are neither a uniquely Western phenomenon nor a hindrance to economic development, the charges usually leveled against those who seek to implement human rights in Asia. He points to intellectual strands within Asian thought that value human rights.


Review: "Inequality Reexamined" (Amartya Sen)
by Danny Yee
Kenneth Arrow on Amartya Sen's Poverty and Famines
Why People Go Hungry, by KENNETH J. ARROW, July 15, 1982 (review of Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation, by A. Sen)
Ian Hacking on Sen's Inequality Reexamined
In Pursuit of Fairness. IAN HACKING's review of Sen's Inequality Reexamined, September 19, 1996

Sen in the press

Sen - Press Release: The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1998
Sen, filosofo della qualità della vita
di Sebastiano Maffettoni, il Sole 24 Ore, 18 OTTOBRE 1998
AMARTYA SEN il filosofo dell'uguaglianza
di Furio Colombo
by Phil Ponce
Amartya Sen calls for balancing social, economic policies
Financial express article
Sen - Ass. Press report on Nobel Award
India cover story Nobel laureate Amartya Sen excelled in academics as a student and won the admiration of his students as a teacher, Oct 25, 1998, The Week

Non-profit sector

Role and purpose

Non-profit Sector
"Position of the Non-profit Sector - Implementation of the Right to Association", by Hana Fristenska; "More about the Non-profit Sector and Exercise of the Right to Association", by Hana Silhanova
The Role Of The Non-Profit Oriented Sector
The Role Of The Non-Profit Oriented Sector In The Reform Of The Public Finance System And In The Development Of Public Services, by Dr. László Harsányi. Budapest, Dec. 1996
CRF Spring 1998 -- The Emerging Non-Profit Sector
The Emerging Non-Profit Sector: Seeking independence in a regulatory cage. By Human Rights in China
S-WoBA: The Organization of Non-Profit Activities
by Working Paper Series in Business Administration, Working Paper Series in Business Administration, Stockholm school of economics
The Non-profit Sector Seeks its Place
A Czeck site; by Markéta Dvorácková
Social Entrepreneurship: Profit as a Means, Not an End
Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership , Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City. With further links
The Role and Purpose of the Not-for-Profit Sector
by Leon E. Irish, D.Phil. (Oxon.), President International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
General Agreement on a New Economy
For Full Employment, Equity and Environmental Sustainability. Working draft, 8/95

Journals & news

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics
The NonProfit Times
'The leading business publication for nonprofit management'
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Newspaper of the Non-Profit World

economic strength

The Space of the Social Enterprise: Chances and Experiences (ITALY)
Presented by Virginio Condello: at the Transnational Meeting in Cagliari, Sardegna 29th September 1998
Estimating the Value of Volunteering
by Jason Clemens and Johanna Kompas, @ The Fraser Institute

Governments & non-profit

Clinton: Memorandum on Supporting the Role of Nonprofit Organizations
Supporting the Role of Nonprofit Organizations: Interagency Task Force on Nonprofits and Government, 22 Oct. 1999
Resolution on Non-Profit-Making Associations in the European Communities
N Fontaine Rapporteur, European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights. 1986


Great Resources on Non-Profits
Non-Profit Links
by CAN
Non-Profit connections
Irish site, with several annotated links. Frequently updated
Non-Profit Resources on the Internet
Links For Non-Profit Businesses
Texas Business Advisor
CharityVillage Online Discussions: E-mail Discussion Lists
Select Nonprofit Organizations on the Internet

State failure or government failure?


Public choice

by Ludwig Van den Hauwe, Brussels, Belgium, 1997. In The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRACY. An Introduction to Public Choice
A textbook by J. Patrick Gunning
Public Choice Theory: An Introduction
by Julie Novak
Introduction to Public Choice Theory
BY Leon Felkins
Public Goods, Public Enterprises
Discussion of Lionel Orchard & Hugh Stretton's "Public Goods, Public Enterprises: Theoretical Foundations of the Contemporary Attack on Government", by Dr. Peter Botsman, Executive Director, Evatt Foundation

Arrow's impossibility theorem

by Leon Felkins and Mack Tanner
The Voter's Paradox
by Leon Felkins
On Voting
Comments on "On Voting", by Gordon Tullock (1998)
The Election Calculator
Estimates the outcome of US past elections when fed with economic data such as GDP and inflation
The Solution to Arrow's Problem
Thomas Cool, September 4 1997 (see also
Voting paradoxes
lecture notes
Government successful stories & free market failures
@ Turn Left. List of cases.
Government Success Stories
list of cases

Sustainable development

Some pages

Definitions of Sustainable Development
Compiled by Susan Murcott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and arranged in chronological order
Sustainable Development Indicators
Action towards local sustainability
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development: Overview Introduction
Sustainable Growth: An Impossibility Theorem by Herman E. Daly
Sustainable Development web page
by Tom Tietenberg, Mitchell Family Professor of Economics, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
The Concept of Sustainable Development
Discussion paper, by Paul Samson
Promoting Democracy for Sustainable Growth
Keynote Address, by Jason C. Hu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, Warsaw, Poland June 26, 1998


Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen @ cepa
Una entrevista con Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (Spanish)
Antonio Valero, CIRCE (Centro de Investigación del Rendimiento de Centrales Eléctricas)
Selections from "Energy and Economic Myths" by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
Reprinted from Southern Economic Journal 41, no. 3, January 1975. Also at
Borisas Cimbleris, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Economics & Entropy
On Georgescu-Roegen's Entropy Law. Source: Herman Daly, "Beyond Growth", p. 29, 1996.


Sustainable Development- General bibliography
Sustainable Development Indicators - bibliography
Sustainable development publications list
Bibliography on Universities and Sustainable Development
mirrored @ UNESCO
President's Council on Sustainable Development - Publications


Resources on Sustainable development
@ envirolink
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development: Hot Spots--the top Web sites on sustainable community development
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development
A comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organisations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases
Sustainable development, best starting points (English)
Sustainable development, best starting points (Italian)
A Guide to Internet Resources in Sustainable Development
a guide to sustainable development: 1. Web sources; 2. Gopher or Telnet Sources; 3.Organizations that provide sustainability-related information on the Internet; 4. News groups; 5. list serves. Also at
The Information Centre - resources on Sustainable development
Sustainable Development Organization Sites
by Green Cross International, Geneva, Switzerland
Links to Sustainable Development Information
compiled by Ron Mader September 15, 1995
IPL Pathfinder: Sustainable Development
The purpose of this pathfinder is to provide a starting point to finding quality information about Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Theme Page
links to resources related to the study of Sustainable Development. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. Also links to instructional materials (lesson plans). @ Open school
Timber Certification and sustainable development (text and resources)
Several links to organizations in this field

Chaos and complexity

Annotated Bibliography on Chaos and Complexity
CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY FOR SOCIAL SCIENTISTS: An Annotated Bibliography of Useful Books and Articles, by Russ Marion
Clemson University
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.


Recent literature on globalisation
by Henrik Plaschke, Associate Professor & Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies and Political Economy
This is a bibliography of monetary (and some financial) economics maintained by Peter Howells and Keith Bain
Rethinking the Theory of Economic Policy: Some Implications of the New Institutionalism
by Thráinn Eggertsson
Sheila C Dow, 1999
Cost-Benefit Analysis: Issues in Its Use in Regulation
Congressional Research Service, Report for Congress, by John L. Moore, Chief Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, 28 June 1995
Pat Gunning's Subjectivist Home Page
This page gives students of Austrian economics and subjectivism access to a set of papers on the meaning of subjectivism, to Gunning's working papers, to other unpublished works, and to quotations from neglected economists. Plus links to other subjectivis
Austrian Welfare Economics?: A Misesian Response
by Pat Gunning (1998)
Anders Chydenius - the Finnish liberal pioneer
Les Classiques des sciences sociales: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
With links, texts (including La science économique and La philosophie de la misère), plus secondary literature

Other economists

Dennis Robertson
Dennis H. Robertson @ cepa
Papers of Dennis Holme Robertson
Finding aids, Trinity College, Cambridge
D.H. Robertson's "Non-Econometrician's Lament"

Piero Sraffa

Piero SRAFFA @ cepa
with links to a number of essays by Neri Salvadori, Hans Kurz and others
Sraffa (1926)
The Law of Returns under competitive conditions
Papers of Piero Sraffa
Finding aids, Trinity College, Cambridge


Les Classiques des sciences sociales: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Page at Classiques_des_sciences_sociale: With links and lots of texts (including Discours sur l'économie politique) + secondary literature
Boehm-Bawerk - biography
@ Ludwig von Mises Institute
THE HISTORICAL vs. THE DEDUCTIVE METHOD IN POLITICAL ECONOMY. by E. v. BÖHM-BAWERK. Translated by HENRIETTA LEONARD, Annals of the American Academy, volume 1, (1890-91)
Eugen Bohm-Bawerk - Selected primary works.
Bohm-Bawerk, The Ultimate Standard of Value
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, volume 5, (1894-95), pp. 149-208, translated by C.W. Macfarlane
Eugen Böhm-Bawerk - The Origin of Interest
Quarterly Journal of Economic, volume 10
The Austrian Economists, by Eugen Bohm-Bawerk
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. volume 1, (1891)
Annals of the American Academy, volume 17 (1901)
Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk @ cepa
Links to several resources and e-texts
Joan Robinson
Joan Robinson page at Uni Marburg
with biography, bibliography and other materials. In German.
Joan Robinson page
By Claudia Heller. In Portuguese. Includes a complete biobliography
Robinson, Joan (Violet) - Joan Robinson bibliography
Complete bibliographic references on Joan Robinson
Joan Robinson on Harrod's Dynamics
by F.C. Maclachlan, Department of Economics, Manhattan College
Harold Hotelling
Harold Hotelling
@ cepa

What does the Hotelling approach to optimal resource depletion contribute to our understanding of natural resource prices and natural resource depletion

By Thomas Dickson, in Ec. Research and Analysis (on Hotelling's Economics of exhaustible resources)
Hotelling's Model
by Robert Schenk, 1997-8. Hotelling's beach model

Gottfried Haberler

Gottfried Haberler
by J. T. Saleno, @ Mises Institute
Gottfried Haberler (@cepa)
Haberler (Gottfried) Papers (at Hoover Institution)
G. Haberler: Money and the Business Cycle
originally published in Gold and Monetary Stabilization (Lectures on the Harris Foundation), Quincy Wright, ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932).
An Interview with Gottfried von Haberler
"Between Mises and Keynes". The Austrian Economics Newsletter, Spring 2000, Volume 20, Number 1

William Stanley Jevons

website is maintained by Bert Mosselmans; links and portraits
Wicksteed biography
Ludwig von Mises Institute
machlup Fritz Machlup
by Mark Thornton (Columbus State University), @ Mises Institute
M. Dobb: Papers of Maurice Herbert Dobb
Finding aids, Trinity College, Cambridge

Schools of thought


Last updated: 4 July 2003