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Michio Morishima (1923–2004)

  • Naoki MatsuyamaEmail author
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Abstract

Matsuyama describes how Michio Morishima, a distinguished Japan-educated mathematical economist, had wide-ranging research interests, including dynamic general equilibrium theory, history of economic thought and ‘symphonic economics’. In order to cover his various works, the focus here is on the transition of Morishima’s economic methodology, which had been triggered by criticism from Ragner Frisch. After that, Morishima’s economic research gradually moved towards a more historical and institutional analysis of economic reality. Consequently, his realistic methodology evolves into his original approach, ‘symphonic economics’, based on historical and sociological perspectives. Matsuyama also describes Morishima’s efforts to establish The Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE.

Keywords

Dynamic general equilibrium theory Turnpike theorem History of economic thought Dilemma of durables Say’s Law Symphonic economics 

References

Main Works by Michio Morishima

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Other

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Lecture Notes

  1. Morishima’s lecture notes, which I have referred to, are written in Japanese and English with mathematical expressions. All the materials, including lecture notes, manuscripts and books which Morishima used, now housed in the Morishima Library, Kyoto, have yet to be catalogued as of November 2017. Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EconomicsUniversity of HyogoKoboJapan

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