The American Journal of Economics and Sociology

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology publishes scholarly essays in the social sciences, with an emphasis on the intersection of sociology and economics. Also included are book reviews and profiles of historical figures.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 2, April

Collateralized Social Relations: The Social in Economic Calculation
RICHARD P. CASTANIAS [*] ABSTRACT. Traditionally, economists have viewed social relations as "friction" or "impediments" to exchange and have excluded social relations from their analyses by assuming autonomous actors. Recently, however, a number...
Crossing the Boundary of Economics and Sociology: The Case of Vilfredo Pareto
PATRIK ASPERS [*] ABSTRACT. The aim of the paper is to present the economic sociology of Vilfredo Pareto. We argue that Pareto represents a mode of thinking that has not been used in economic sociology and barely considered in the other branches...
Editor's Introduction
I MET THE FOUNDING EDITOR of this journal on just one occasion. On February 4, 1999, my wife and I traveled to Tampa, Florida and visited Will Lissner and his wife, Dorothy Burnham Lissner, at their home. At that meeting, memorialized by a photograph...
Henry George on Land Ownership: A Comment on Pullen
JOHN K. WHITAKER [*] ABSTRACT. Did George alienate many by presenting his reform program as the institution of a new form of restricted land possession rather than as the retention of traditional ownership with a substantial land tax imposed? It...
Henry George on Property Rights: Reply to John Pullen
KRIS FEDER [*] ABSTRACT. John Pullen argues that Henry George's proposal to "make land common property" is inconsistent with his proposal to tax rent. This reply argues that George's two formulations are consistent, and that Pullen has confused...
Henry George's Land Reform: A Comment on Pullen
ROBERT V. ANDELSON [*] ABSTRACT. Henry George described his proposal to tax land rent as tantamount to abolition of the private ownership of land. However, Pullen's suggestion that it might better be described as "conditional, modified, or restricted...
Henry George's Land Reform: The Distinction between Private Ownership and Private Possession
JOHN PULLEN [*] ABSTRACT. Henry George stated that the taxation of land rent would amount to the abolition of the institution of private ownership of land, thereby alienating all those who, whether for economic or ideological reasons, regard the...
IMF Conditionality and Objections: The Russian Case
NEVEN VALEV [*] ABSTRACT. Emerging economies in crisis typically request assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After evaluating the situation, the IMF makes a loan available to the country, conditional on certain policy reforms....
On the Origins of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology: Its Purposes and Objectives
WILL LISSNER [*] ABSTRACT. This essay, written with the help of his devoted wife, Mrs. Dorothy Burnham Lissner, was prepared at the request of the current editor of the AJES. This essay was written during the fall of 1999. On September 10, Mrs....
Persistent Advantage or Disadvantage?: Evidence in Support of the Intergenerational Drag Hypothesis
DAVID K. GUILKEY [*] ABSTRACT. By utilizing the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) and a measure of occupational prestige (OCCSCORE) as a labor market outcome, the authors examine variations in the degree of labor market discrimination...

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