François Allisson

historian of economic thought

Essays in Honour of Pascal Bridel

Roberto Baranzini, François Allisson (editors), Economics and Other Branches — In the Shade of the Oak Tree. Essays in Honour of Pascal Bridel. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014 (Paperback 2020). 554 pages.



Table of contents:

  • Introduction – Roberto Baranzini and François Allisson
  • Pascal Bridel’s Bibliography (up to 2013)
  • Part I: Léon Walras’s Economic Thought
    • 1 Walras between Holism and Individualism – Jérôme Lallement
    • 2 The Case against Market Perfection: The Two Bertrands’ Objections are One – Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira
    • 3 Walras, Marx and the Philosophy of History – Pierre Dockès
    • 4 Sraffa without Walras – Richard Arena
  • Part II: The Spreading of Thought.
  • Léon Walras’s Reception
    • 5 Walras in the Age of Marshall: An Analysis of English-Language Journals, 1890–1939 – Roger E. Backhouse and Steven G. Medema
    • 6 The English Translation of Léon Walras’s Études d’économie sociale – Donald Walker and Jan van Daal
  • The Lausanne School
    • 7 Pareto: A Possible Forerunner of the Studies on Social Complexity – Fiorenzo Mornati
    • 8 Samsonoff on Rent Theory: Or, Yet Another Member of the Lausanne School? – François Allisson
  • French Matters
    • 9 Administration and OEconomic Government in Quesnay’s Political Economy – Philippe Steiner
    • 10 Constant as a Reader of Sismondi – Francesca Sofia and Francesca Dal Degan
    • 11 French Liberal Economists and the ‘Labour Question’ before and during the Revolution of 1848 – Jean-Pierre Potier
  • Cambridge UK
    • 12 Whatever Happened to the Keynesian Multiplier? – Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
    • 13 Sundry Observations and New Findings on the Anglo-Italian Tradition of Economic Thought – Pier Luigi Porta
  • Part III: Monetary Theory
    • 14 Financial Stability: The Role of Central Banks – Jean-Pierre Danthine
    • 15 The Fisher Relation in the Great Depression and the Great Recession – David Laidler
    • 16 Endogenous Money in an Elementary Search Model: Intrinsic Properties versus Bootstrap – Jean Cartelier
    • 17 Digression on the Relations between Anthropology and Economics on the Topic of ‘Primitive’ Currencies: A Page in the History of Thought – Solène Morvant-Roux and Jean-Michel Servet
  • Part IV: Methodology
    • 18 The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economics in Adam Smith – Amos Witztum
    • 19 Why do Economists and Philosophers Resort to the History of their Discipline? – Pierre Livet
    • 20 Interest-Based Prediction and Mutual Expectations: Reflections on the Normative Value of Hobbesian Methodology – Emmanuel Picavet
    • 21 Tempests of the Business World: Weather Metaphors for Crises in the Nineteenth Century – Daniele Besomi
    • 22 Samuelson and the Non-Substitution Theorem: Some Methodological Remarks – Amanar Akhabbar
  • Part V: Economics and Humanities
  • Economics and Social Sciences
    • 23 Homo Œconomicus and Homo Sociologicus as Contrasted Ideal-Types – Jacques Coenen-Huther
    • 24 Social Sciences in Front of ‘Broad Questions’ – Jean Pierre Gaudin
    • 25 Sociology: An Infirm Science? – Giovanni Busino
  • Some Insights from Visual Arts
    • 26 Imaginative Intelligence: Cognition in the Visual Arts versus Rationality in Economics – Bruna Ingrao
    • 27 Realism and Reality: The Arguments of Cinema – Maria Tortajada
  • Part VI: Economics and Civil Society
    • 28 A Reflection on the Social Utility of Modern Macroeconomics – Michel De Vroey
    • 29 Failing to Control: Accountability in Historical Perspective – Biancamaria Fontana
    • 30 Does Transparency Engender the Confidence of the Governed? A Contribution to Political Thought – Sandrine Baume
    • 31 Face to the Environmental Challenge: Straddling the Fence between Social Responsibility and Penal Responsibility – Nathalie Dongois and Sophie Swaton
    • 32 Law as a System of Normative Production: Law and Semiotics – Pierre Moor
  • Notes
  • Index