The History of Economic Thought and Analysis; Organization and Retrieval of its Content

  • Joseph J. Spengler
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


It is necessary to distinguish between information and knowledge since the latter is less easily communicated than the former. It is also necessary to attend to the input cost of communication, together with the willingness of potential users to meet that cost, particularly given the limited market provided by those with a relevant interest in the history of economic thought.


Organic Science Economic Thought Economic Science Analytical Apparatus Crucial Experiment 


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  1. 1.
    Knox, William T., ‘Systems for Technological Information Transfer’, Science 181 (Aug. 3, 1973), pp. 415–19; Martin Greenberger, ‘Computer and Information Networks’, Science 182 (Oct. 5, 1973), pp. 29–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    On these files and their use, see George P. Murdoch, Social Structure (New York: Macmillan Co., 1949); preface.Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph J. Spengler
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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