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Are social costs the outcome of struggles over truth (2020)
Journal Article
Berger, S. (2020). Are social costs the outcome of struggles over truth. Journal of Economic Issues, 54(2), 525-534. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2020.1759021

© 2020, © 2020, Journal of Economic Issues / Association for Evolutionary Economics. Abstract: This article critically examines the institutional economics theory of social costs by way of reviewing The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating... Read More about Are social costs the outcome of struggles over truth.

Can a poetic economy cure evil?: Lessons from the Kapp-Wiechert correspondance (2020)
Book Chapter
Berger, S. (2020). Can a poetic economy cure evil?: Lessons from the Kapp-Wiechert correspondance. In R. Lüfter, I. De Gennaro, & S. Kazmierski (Eds.), Wirtliche Oekonomie - Philosophische und dichterische Quellen. , (177-204). Traugott Bautz Verlag

This article deals with the (socio-economic) causes of evil and potential solutions.

‘TAMA’ economics under siege in Brazil: The threats of curriculum governance reform (2019)
Journal Article
Guizzo, D., Mearman, A., & Berger, S. (in press). ‘TAMA’ economics under siege in Brazil: The threats of curriculum governance reform. Review of International Political Economy, https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1670716

This article considers the curriculum framework governing economics teaching in Brazilian higher education. We assess economics teaching according to three criteria: its pluralism or monism regarding economic theory and method; its treatment of econo... Read More about ‘TAMA’ economics under siege in Brazil: The threats of curriculum governance reform.

Cents and sensibility – what economics can learn from the humanities, by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, Princeton University Press: 2017, pp. 307; ISBN 978-0-691-17668-0 (2018)
Journal Article
Berger, S. (2018). Cents and sensibility – what economics can learn from the humanities, by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, Princeton University Press: 2017, pp. 307; ISBN 978-0-691-17668-0

Cents and sensibility – what economics can learn from the humanities, by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, Princeton University Press: 2017, pp. 307; ISBN 978-0-691-17668-0

Whither political economy? Evaluating the CORE project as a response to calls for change in economics teaching (2018)
Journal Article
Mearman, A., Guizzo, D., & Berger, S. (2018). Whither political economy? Evaluating the CORE project as a response to calls for change in economics teaching. Review of Political Economy, 30(2), 241-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/09538259.2018.1426682

This article offers a critique of a major recent initiative in economics teaching: the CORE project. CORE emerged in the wake of the global financial crisis, which was also something of a crisis for economics. The article deploys four evaluative crit... Read More about Whither political economy? Evaluating the CORE project as a response to calls for change in economics teaching.

Is UK economics teaching changing? Evaluating the new subject benchmark statement (2018)
Journal Article
Mearman, A., Guizzo, D., & Berger, S. (2018). Is UK economics teaching changing? Evaluating the new subject benchmark statement. Review of Social Economy, 76(3), 377-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2018.1463447

© 2018, © 2018 The Association for Social Economics. This paper evaluates the recent reform to the curricular governance framework for UK Economics teaching: the revised Subject Benchmark Statement document for Economics (SBSE). The crisis of confide... Read More about Is UK economics teaching changing? Evaluating the new subject benchmark statement.

Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region (2017)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., Webber, D., Webber, G. A., Berger, S., & Bradley, P. (2018). Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region. Environment and Planning A, 50(1), 157-174. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17735103

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Productivity is the preferred measure of firm-level efficiency and perceived to reflect resource use rates. Semi-structured interviews with restaurant managers in a tourism-dominated low productivity rural area reveal th... Read More about Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region.

Principles of Microeconomics - Scarcity and Social Provisioning (2017)
Book
Dean, E., Elardo, J., Green, M., Wilson, B., & Berger, S. (2017). Principles of Microeconomics - Scarcity and Social Provisioning. Pressbooks - Open Oregon Educational Resources

Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning takes a pluralistic approach to the standard topics of an introductory microeconomics course. The text builds on the chiefly neoclassical material of the OpenStax Principles of Economics... Read More about Principles of Microeconomics - Scarcity and Social Provisioning.

Dichtung und Wirtschaft - oder: Die (Brief-)Freundschaft zwischen dem Dichter Ernst Wiechert und dem Okonomen Karl William Kapp (2017)
Book
Berger, S. (2017). Dichtung und Wirtschaft - oder: Die (Brief-)Freundschaft zwischen dem Dichter Ernst Wiechert und dem Okonomen Karl William Kapp. Traugott Bautz Verlag

This book argues for a poetic economics as an alternative to neoliberal economics. This argument is supported with a case study of archival documents on the inspirational friendship between the poet Ernst Wiechert and the economist K. Wm. Kapp.

Social costs and the psychology of neoclassical economists (2016)
Book Chapter
Berger, S. (2016). Social costs and the psychology of neoclassical economists. In T. Heinrich, H. Schwardt, & C. Gräbner (Eds.), Policy Implications of Recent Advances in Evolutionary and Institutional EconomicsRoutledge

Essays in honor of Wolfram Elsner

Poetic Economics and Experiential Knowledge, or How the Economist K. William Kapp Was Inspired by the Poet Ernst Wiechert (2015)
Journal Article
Berger, S. (2015). Poetic Economics and Experiential Knowledge, or How the Economist K. William Kapp Was Inspired by the Poet Ernst Wiechert. Journal of Economic Issues, 49(3), 730-748. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2015.1071979

© 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics. In the first part of this article, I analyze the phenomenon of the "double truth" in economics, which suppresses experiential knowledge and leads to the destruction of the nat... Read More about Poetic Economics and Experiential Knowledge, or How the Economist K. William Kapp Was Inspired by the Poet Ernst Wiechert.

K. William kapp’s social theory of social costs (2015)
Journal Article
Berger, S. (2015). K. William kapp’s social theory of social costs. History of Political Economy, 47(S1), 227-252. https://doi.org/10.1215/00182702-3130523

© 2015 by Duke University Press. This article deals with the theory of social costs by K. William Kapp, as outlined in his book The Social Costs of Private Enterprise (1950). This work is a continuation of the socialist calculation debate, in which K... Read More about K. William kapp’s social theory of social costs.

The making of the institutional theory of social costs: Discovering the K. W. Kapp and J. M. Clark Correspondence (2013)
Journal Article
Berger, S. (2013). The making of the institutional theory of social costs: Discovering the K. W. Kapp and J. M. Clark Correspondence. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(5), 1106-1130. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajes.12040

This article reconstructs the making of the often "overlooked" institutional theory of social costs based on the unexploited correspondence between John Maurice Clark and Karl William Kapp. The reconstruction demonstrates that the institutional argum... Read More about The making of the institutional theory of social costs: Discovering the K. W. Kapp and J. M. Clark Correspondence.


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