Paul Dale Bush has been an imaginative and important contributor to the neo-institutionalist economic literature in the United States for over three decades. This is the first of two volumes presenting a tribute to this highly influential scholar.
The majority of Paul Dale Bush's recent scholarly writings have addressed the clarification and refinement of the pragmatic instrumentalist model of inquiry. This book first reviews Dale Bush's main contributions to academic life and to neo-institutional scholarship. Internationally recognized contributors - Phillip Anthony O'Hara, Erkki Kilpinen, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Kurt Dopfer, Warren J. Samuels, Edythe S. Miller, Ann L. Jennings and William Waller - then provide a penetrating analysis of the Veblen-based neo-institutionalist theoretical approach to inquiry and its reflection in social value theory.
This book will be of great interest to postgraduate students and scholars in the field of institutional economics, political economy, history of economic thought, methodology and social value theory.
Edited by Sasan Fayazmanesh, Department of Economics, California State University, Fresno, US and Marc R. Tool, Professor Emeritus of Economics, California State University, Sacramento, US
Contents: 1. The Contribution of Paul Dale Bush to Academic Freedom and Institutional Economics 2. The Pragmatic Foundations of the Institutionalistic Method: Veblen's Preconceptions and their Relation to Peirce and Dewey 3. Dichotimizing the Dichotomy: Veblen versus Ayres 4. On Veblen's Coining of the Term `Neoclassical' 5. Causality and Order in Economics: Foundational Contributions by G. Schmoller and W. Eucken 6. The Historical Quest for Principles of Valuation: An Interpretive Essay 7. Institutional Economics and Eternal Verities: A Contribution to the Discussion 8. Institutions and Social Valuation Index