MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS COMES to AMERICA: CHARLES S. PEIRCE'S ENGAGEMENT with COURNOT'S
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© The History of Economics Society 2015.Although Cournot's mathematical economics was generally neglected until the mid-1870s, he was taken up and carefully studied by the Scientific Club of Cambridge, Massachusetts, even before his discovery by Walras and Jevons. The episode is reconstructed from fragmentary manuscripts of the pragmatist philosopher Charles S. Peirce, a sophisticated mathematician. Peirce provides a subtle interpretation and anticipates Bertrand's criticisms.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1017/S1053837215000450
Publication InfoHoover, Kevin Douglas; & Wible, JR (2015). MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS COMES to AMERICA: CHARLES S. PEIRCE'S ENGAGEMENT with COURNOT'S. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 37(4). pp. 511-536. 10.1017/S1053837215000450. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13177.
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Professor of Economics
Professor Hoover's research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, the history of economics, and the philosophy and methodology of empirical economics. His recent work in economics has focused on the application of causal search methodologies for structural vector autoregression, the history of microfoundational programs in macroeconomics, and Roy Harrod's early work on dynamic macroeconomics. In philosophy, he has concentrated on issues related to causality, especially in economi