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In Favor of Rigor and Relevance: A Reply to Mark Blaug

Heinz Kurz () and Neri Salvadori ()

History of Political Economy, 2011, vol. 43, issue 3, 607-616

Abstract: Mark Blaug has written another paper in which he attacks “Sraffian” economics. He characterizes his piece as “a new version of an earlier effort [that] extends and hopefully deepens the argument.” A careful scrutiny of the paper shows that Blaug reiterates once again his previous criticisms, adds a few new ones, but does not enter into a serious discussion of the replies to his earlier efforts. We provide an overall assessment of Blaug's various attacks on “Sraffians” and draw readers' attention to a significant change in direction in his recent one. In addition, we refute a number of contentions and remarks by Blaug. We conclude with a plea for rigor and relevance.

Keywords: Mark Blaug; Sraffian economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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