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Game Theory and Cold War Rationality: A Review Essay
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-23)
This essay reviews new histories of the role of game theory and rational decision-making in shaping the social sciences, economics among them, in the post war period. The recent books "The World the Game Theorists Made" ...
McCarthyism and the Mathematization of Economics
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-18)
Historians of the social sciences and historians of economics have come to agree that, in the United States, the 1940s transformation of economics from political economy to economic science was associated with economists’ ...