The Economics of W. S. Jevons

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INDEX

a
abstention 79 - 80 , 130
abstraction 173 , 179 , 183 , 230 , 283 n34
Adamson, R. 245 n39
aggregation 86 -7, 92 , 125 , 145 , 168 , 178
Aldrich, J. 187 , 206 , 241 n1, 280 n10, 280 n11, 284 n40, 286 n1, 286 n3, 287 n11, 290 n36
Andersen, J. 266 n35
approximation 6 - 7 , 104 -6, 109 , 174 , 178 -9, 185 , 187 -92, 204 , 283 n31
Armstrong, W. 38
Arrow, K. 168 , 271 n7
Australia 2 - 4 , 9 , 124 , 198
averages:
geometric 197 -8;
method of 173 , 177 , 186 , 188 , 193 , 195 -7, 199 , 200 , 202 -4, 206 , 210 -13, 225 , 230 , 231

b
Backhouse, R. 232 n6
Banfield, T. 255 n16
Bank Act 47 , 51 , 61 , 62 , 242 n10, 243 n17
Bentham, J. 6 , 73 , 78 , 90 , 115 , 138 -40;
Jevons on 144 -5, 147
Biggs, R. 241 n2, 277 n29
Black, R. 38 , 47 , 65 , 115 , 132 , 137 , 175 , 195 , 232 n2, 233 n10, 233 n16, 234 n1, 234 n5, 240 n5, 244 n33, 246 n54, 248 n3, 252 n32, 254 n4, 259 n48, 264 n24, 264 n25, 265 n29, 265 n33, 266 n38, 267 n48, 275 n2, 275 n6, 279 n2, 279 n4, 280 n10
Bladen, V. 155
Blake, R. 284 n43
Blaug, M. 5 , 36 , 64 , 192 -3, 233 n15, 254 n9, 257 n32, 270 n3, 282 n23, 285 n54, 286 n5, 287 n6
Bordo, M. 287 n6
Bostaph, S. and Y. Shieh 289 n22, 290 n34
Bowley, M. 113 , 233 n17, 254 n1, 254 n6
Brahmandanda P. 260 n57, 264 n23, 265 n29
British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) 4 , 10 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 16 , 17 , 21 , 34 , 35 , 38 , 57 , 73 , 79 , 81 , 150 , 190 , 206 , 234 n20, 242 n12, 243 n27, 282 n29
Bronfenbrenner, M. 233 n16
Broome, J. 271 n7, 277 n26
Broun, J. 206
Buys-Ballot Table 206 , 220

c
Cairnes, J. 22 , 38 , 68 , 149 , 211 -12, 235 n7, 251 n27, 281 n17, 281 n21
capital 52 -4, 55 , 60 , 75 , 115 -16, 128 -32, 159 , 162
capitalization 115 , 128 -32
Cass, D. and K. Shell 45
cause 175 -7, 187 , 200 , 207 , 209 , 212 , 213 , 281 n12;
accidental 191 , 202 -3;
common 45 -6, 48 -9, 51 , 55 , 57 , 66 , 196 -7, 200 , 209 , 212 , 242 n12;
constant 185 , 192 , 282 n29;
disturbing 27 , 59 , 79 , 86 , 173 -4, 180 , 183 , 185 , 186 , 192 , 193 , 198 , 205 -7, 211 , 212 , 225 , 230 , 242 n6, 279 n4
(see also errors);
multiplicity of 177 -86, 188 , 190 , 192 , 201 , 210 , 229 ;
periodic 57 , 59 , 60 , 61 , 65 ;
permanent 196 ;
variable 185 , 191
Chalmers, T. 236 n20
Chaloner, W. 241 n4
Clarke, H. 46 , 48

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Appendix 1.1 Chronology of Jevons’s Life 8
  • Part I - Macroeconomic Concerns 19
  • 2 - Jevons’s Theory of Economic Growth 21
  • Appendix 2.1 Coal Consumption 42
  • Appendix 2.2 Population Data 44
  • 3 - Sunspots and Expectations 45
  • Part II - Microeconomic Theory 71
  • 4 - Jevons’s Theory of Political Economy 73
  • 5 - Jevons’s Theory of Exchange 90
  • Appendix 5.1 Physics and Neoclassical Economics 114
  • 6 - Production 115
  • Part III - Economic Policy 135
  • 7 - Jevons and Utilitarianism 137
  • 8 - Jevons’s Analysis of Policy 155
  • Part IV - Methodology 171
  • 9 - The Rise of Empirical Methods 173
  • 10 - Jevons’s Empirical Studies 194
  • Appendix 10.1 Jevons’s Commodity Groups, Enlarged Sample 214
  • Appendix 10.2 The Currency Wear Calculations 217
  • Appendix 10.3 The Davenant Corn Law 219
  • Appendix 10.4 Jevons’s 1875 Buys-Ballot Table 220
  • 11 - Conclusion 221
  • Notes 232
  • References 295
  • Index 307
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