Rev Austrian Econ (2009) 22:113–118 DOI 10.1007/s11138-008-0056-2 Francesco Parisi and Charles K. Rowley, eds., The Origins of Law and Economics: Essays by the Founding Fathers Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1 84064 963 1. Steven G. Medema Published online: 26 July 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 The evolution of economics in the post-WWII period has rightly been gaining increased attention from historians of economics and historians of science over the last decade. The subject has been transformed in a number of ways over the past 50 years, and the intellectual historian has much to consider when thinking about this evolution. The post-war period has seen the rise of an increasingly formalistic approach to doing economics, accompanied by the application of new tools of analysis, including the theory of games; major advances in the ability to undertake sophisticated econometric and forecasting analysis; and the development of experimental economics. All of this has worked to radically transform the practice of economics over the last half century. One of the most significant and controversial of these post-war movements is that which goes by the name of “economics imperialism,” the application of the tools of economic analysis to
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