Producer choice and technical unemployment: John E. Tozer's mathematical model (1838)

Paola Tubaro 1, 2
2 TAU - TAckling the Underspecified
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : The paper presents Tozer's study of the effects of the mechanization of productive activities on employment as an effort to devise a mathematical model, as an analytical method that would be more general and robust than Ricardo's numerical examples. The contradictory nature of this achievement is emphasized: while with the help of algebra Tozer made significant progress in model building in economics, it is argued that his contribution to a deeper understanding of the phenomenon under study is much less satisfactory, due to the difficulties he faced in his effort to incorporate consumption and demand into a classical analytical framework.
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European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2008, 15 (3), pp.433-454. 〈http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09672560802252313?journalCode=rejh20〉. 〈10.1080/09672560802252313〉
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Paola Tubaro. Producer choice and technical unemployment: John E. Tozer's mathematical model (1838). European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2008, 15 (3), pp.433-454. 〈http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09672560802252313?journalCode=rejh20〉. 〈10.1080/09672560802252313〉. 〈hal-01574622〉

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