|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Traditions in thought: The case of Scottish political economy|
|Citation:||Dow A, Dow S, Hutton A & Keaney M (1998) Traditions in thought: The case of Scottish political economy, New Political Economy, 3 (1), pp. 45-58.|
|Abstract:||A number of commentators have recently identified a 'uniquely Scottish mode of thought in economics', or a particular 'Scottish political economy tradition'. In this paper the concept of tradition, defined as those features common to practitioners over a relatively long period, is investigated in relation to 'school', 'paradigm' and 'research programme'. An application of the concept to the Scottish Enlightenment period suggests that its use is in line with the philosophical approach of Adam Smith, and shows that the concept allows account to be taken of external institutional/historical influences in interpreting the history of economics.|
|Rights:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in New Political Economy, 1998, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13563469808406332|
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