Economy and Work

Special section listing some of the important authors and their works.

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Archive for Working Papers in Economic Sociology - Archivist: Thomas Ford Brown (John Hopkins University).
Can Sociologists and Economists Communicate? The problem of grounding and the theory of consumer theory is discussed in this paper on the difficulties in using economic and sociological theories of consumer decision-making as the basis for a computational model.
Consumer Demand and the Social Construction of Industry Thomas Ford Brown (1997).Working Paper Series, Program for Comparative and International Development, Sociology Department, Johns Hopkins University. Brown demonstrates empirically how industrial structuration is embedded in the same social processes that influence consumer tastes and preferences. He shows how tastes and preferences are socially constructed, dynamic, and reciprocally interactive with structural change in industry. He argues that you cannot fully comprehend the social construction of industry in isolation from the social construction of consumer demand, for they are overlapping parts of an encompassing social process.
Corporate Watch Dedicated to helping build greater democratic control over transnational corporations at the local, national and international levels. It is designed to provide you with an array of tools that you can use to investigate and analyze corporate activity. 
Economic Beliefs and Behavior (ESRC) An economic and social research council research program giving an introduction, background, research findings and list of publications.
Economic History Server (EHS) A very large site on economic history, offering directories, list archives, book reviews, data files, links and abstracts in Economic History.
Economic Sociology Workshop This workshop at Princeton University explains economic sociology quite well. 
Economics Working Paper Archive One of the largest archives of electronic working papers.
Economist This is the international weekly journal of news, ideas, opinion and  analysis.
ECONSOC This discussion group was developed for economic sociologists. To subscribe send the following message: "subscribe ECONSOC <your_name>".
Essential Information Essential Information is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader. Links are provided to the following services of the organization: Geographic Information Systems Project (a geographic navigator to access community based development data); Multinationals and Development Clearinghouse (a resource center that provides information on the history of multinational companies and the health and environmental problems associated with their products and operations); selected articles from Multinational Monitor, EI's newsletter; and Network Services.
European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) The main purpose of this group is to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy. Instead of the formal and often empty theorizing of orthodox economics, the aim is to bring together the ideas of a number of theorists and theoretical traditions.
Global Business Network GBN is a membership organization specializing in thinking and learning about the future. GBN's worldwide network includes subscribing organizations, strategists from more than fifty leading companies, and select individuals from the sciences, arts, business, and academia.
History of Money from Ancient Times to Present Day "A detailed chronology of money in its social and political context from the very earliest times onwards. Around the next corner there may be lying in wait apparently quite novel monetary problems which in all probability bear a basic similarity to those that have already been tackled with varying degrees of success or failure in other times and places. The chronology is split into sections by period to provide faster access."
Information Economy, The this is a collection of documents on the economics of the Internet, information goods, intellectual property, and related issues.
Industry Research Desk This site provides tools for researching specific companies, industries, and manufacturing processes. It also offers a general guide on how to trace company information step by step. 
Journal of Economic (JEL) Literature Classification "Click on the subject category below to see the full list of JEL classifications for that category. The menu itself is used in the Annotated Listing of New Books section of JEL. It is also the system used for specifying Major Fields of the American Economic Association."
Moving Ideas - Economics & Politics "Welcome to the Moving Ideas Network (MIN), formerly the Electronic Policy Network! MIN is dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience. Our goal is to improve collaboration and dialogue between policy and grassroots organizations, and to promote their work to journalists and legislators."
Multinationals Resource Center (MRC) MRC is designed to help activists, journalists, academics and others who need information on the activities of corporations operating in their communities. MRC provides information on topics such as: company history, environmental and workplace hazards associated with various production processes, health and environmental problems associated with products ranging from pharmaceuticals to pesticides, and the dangers of large scale waste disposal.
Multinational Monitor MM offers a comprehensive service devoted to the tracking of corporate activities. It focuses on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues, and the environment.
NetEc ontains a information on printed working papers: BibEc; data about electronic working papers: WoPEc, and WWW resources in economics: WecEc
Political Economy Research Center This center of excellence in multi-disciplinary research contributes to the search for a new intellectual framework and policy approach capable of addressing the problems of a new era.
Post Keynesian Thought (PKT) The archive aims at bringing together the work of economists and others interested in Post Keynesian economics and the social, historical, and political questions that have long been a part of the Post Keynesian tradition. The objective of PKT is to support an electronic community of scholars interested in going beyond conventional neoclassical economic analysis and moving forward in the tradition of Keynes, Kalecki, Robinson, and Sraffa. Colorado, USA.
Additional References Akamac E-text Links by Akama Michio. An extensive collection of e-texts, which includes brief bibiographical and reference material on authors featured.
Documents for the History of Economics - Tony Brewer (Univ. of Bristol, UK). A more or less up to date copy of the collection of documents created by Rod Hay at Mc Master Univ. From Europe this is faster than the original one.
History of Economic Thought - Rod Hay (McMaster Univ., Canada). A virtual library of partial or complete works of influential economists.
History of Economics Society - Ross B. Emmet (USA).
History of Economics Internet References - Bert Mosselmans (Belgium).
WebEc - Methodology and History of Economic Thought - Lauri Saarinen (Finland).
Resources for Economic Historians An introduction to Internet resources of interest to economic historians. Editor: Michelangelo Vasta (Italy). English and Italian versions.
Resources for Economists on the Internet "This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists 1,320 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described."
Research in Political Economy "The RESEARCH is founded on analyzing society in a manner consistent with classical Marxism. International in scope, the annual volumes deal primarily with economic and political issues and the unity between them. Both theoretical and empirical works are included."
Selected Resources for Economists  
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics This journal has articles about the theoretical, applied and methodological aspects of structural change in economic systems. Their goal is to facilitate communication among research institutes and individual researchers who are actively engaged in the study of structural change.
Synthesis This forum for discussing new ideas and approaches in the fields of strategic futures (scenario planning), marketing, and economic development starts with the relationship between the company, the market and the individual client. 
Tinbergen Institute Research institute and graduate school of economics. he Institute is founded in 1987 and named after Professor Jan Tinbergen, Dutch Nobel Prize laureate in economics in 1969. The Tinbergen Institute is located in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
WoPEc An effort to compile data about new Economics research documents in electronic form. You can search for these papers based upon bibliographic information. You can get details of recent additions by e-mail when you subscribe the WoPEc Announce Bibliographic Bulletin by sending SUBSCRIBE wopec-announce firstname(s) lastname to Bibliographic information is supplied, with some records containing abstracts and/or the opportunity to download papers in MS Word or PDF formats.
Following is the special section of authors and their works.  
  Labour Defended against the Claims of Capital, or the Unproductiveness of Capital proved with Reference to the Present Combinations amongst Journeymen (1825).
Babbage, Charles (1792-1871) The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 1)
  Who was Charles Babbage?
  Charles Babbage
  Charles Babbage Institute
Böhm-Bawerk, Eugen (1851-1914) Capital and Interest
  Biographical information
Commons, John Rogers (1862-1945) Institutional Economics - American Economic Review, vol.21, 1931.
Jevons, William Stanley (1835-1882) Brief Account of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy
  Jevons biography
Michael Kearl A Sociology of Time and Social Rhythms -A study of time and the various timetables and rhythms that shape our behaviors and thoughts. The issues are: the different meanings we give to each day of the week & months of the year; the "quality time" that working parents worry about sharing enough of with their children; the pressure we feel to be "on time" in the face of dreaded deadlines; the various social clocks whose tickings seem to govern our lives, such as the ages at which we believe we should be married, have children, or be "peaking" in our careers; the emergence of "flexitime" and four-day weeks in the world of work; and the types of time that religions impose to fortify the moralities of their members, such as eternity in heavens or hells, purgatory time, or escaping the cycle of death and rebirth.
Keynes, John Maynard (1883-1946) The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919)
  The John Maynard Keynes Papers
  Biographical information
Marshall, Alfred (1842-1924) Principles of Economics (text files at McMaster).
Biographical information and links to other texts.
Marx, Karl (1818-1883) Wage-Labor and Capital (1849) 
Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations (1857) 
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859) 
Capital I (1867) -- Capital III (1894)
The Grundrisse (1857)
Theorien über den Mehrwert (MEW 26.2) (1862/3)
Information on Marx and links to other texts: Marx & Engels WWW Library
Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834) An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers (1798).
Menger, Carl (1840-1921) On the Origins of Money
Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873) Principles of Political Economy with Some of their Applications to Social Philosophy On Nature
Pareto, Vilfredo (1848-1923) The New Theories of Economics (Journal of Political Economy, vol. 5).
Petty, William (1623-1687) A Treatise of Taxes & Contributions (1662).
Biographical information: A Brief Life of William Petty, 1623-87 by John Aubrey
Proudhon, Pierre Joseph (1809-1865) System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery (HTML at Virginia).
Biographical information and links to other texts.
Quesnay, François (1964-1774) On The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1821) (text files at McMaster).
Biographical information and links to other text.
Schmoller, Gustav von (1838-1917) The Idea of Justice in Political Economy (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 4, 1893-4).
Sismondi, Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de (1773-1842) Political Economy (1815).
Biographical information and links to other texts.
Smith, Adam (1723-1790)  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)
  Biographical information
Veblen, Thorsten (1857-1929) Why is Economists Not an Evolutionary Science?
  The Limitations of Marginal Utility
  The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and his Followers (Part 1)
  The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and his Followers (Part 2)
  The Preconceptions of Economic Science (Part I)
  The Preconceptions of Economic Science (Part II)
  The Preconceptions of Economic Science (Part III)
  The Theory of Business Enterprise
  The Theory of the Leisure Class
  The Beginning of Ownership
  The Barbarian Status of Women