Morgan, Mary


Professor Mary Morgan  

Department

Position held

Department of Economic History

Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics

Experience keywords:

economics and statistics; philosophy and history of econometrics

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7081

Publications

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2013

Morgan, Mary S. (2013) Nature's experiments and natural experiments in the social sciences Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 43 (3). 341-357. ISSN 0048-3931

Morgan, Mary and Packman, Carl and Van Reenen, John and Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2013) Behind economics and finance: prisoners’ dilemmas and payday loans The London School of Economics and Political Science

2012

Morgan, Mary S. and Knuuttila, Tarja (2012) Models and modelling in economics In: Mäki, Uskali, (ed.) Philosophy of Economics. Handbook of the philosophy of science (13). Elsevier, 49-87. ISBN 9780444516763

Maas, Harro and Morgan, Mary S. (2012) The observation and observing in economics History of Political Economy, 44 (1 (S)). 1-24. ISSN 0018-2702

Morgan, Mary S. (2012) The world in the model: how economists work and think Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107002975

2011

Morgan, Mary S. (2011) Seeking parts, looking for wholes In: Daston, Lorraine and Lunbeck, Elizabeth, (eds.) Histories of Scientific Observation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA. ISBN 9780226136776

Morgan, Mary S. (2011) Travelling facts In: Morgan, Mary S. and Howlett, Peter, (eds.) How Well Do Facts Travel?: the Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 3-42. ISBN 9780521196543

Howlett, Peter and Morgan, Mary S., eds (2011) How well do facts travel?: the dissemination of reliable knowledge Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521159586

2010

(2010) The nature of evidence: how well do ‘facts’ travel? Final report 2004-2009 Howlett, Peter and Morgan, Mary S., eds London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Baden-Fuller, Charles and Morgan, Mary S. (2010) Business models as models Long Range Planning, 43 (2-3). 156-171. ISSN 0024-6301

2009

Morgan, Mary S. (2009) Seeking parts, looking for wholes History of observation in economics working paper series, 1. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Howlett, Peter and Morgan, Mary S. (2009) Introduction: how well do 'facts travel' Graduate Journal of Social Science, 6 (2). 3-6. ISSN 1572-3763

2008

Morgan, Mary S. (2008) Models In: Durlauf, Steven N. and Blume, Lawrence L., (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Macmillan Palgrave, London, UK. ISBN 9780333786765

Morgan, Mary S. (2008) ‘Voice’ and the facts and observations of experience Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 31/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Morgan, Mary S. (2008) ‘On a mission' with mutable mobiles Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 34/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Morgan, Mary S. (2007) When facts travel free?

Morgan, Mary S. (2007) An analytical history of measuring practices: the case of velocities of money In: Boumans, Marcel, (ed.) Measurement in Economics : a Handbook. Elsevier, London, UK, 105-132. ISBN 9780123704894

Morgan, Mary S. (2007) Reflections on exemplary narratives, cases, and model organisms In: Creager, Angela N. H. and Lunbeck, Elizabeth and Norton Wise, M., (eds.) Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives. Science and cultural theory. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 264-274. ISBN 9780822340461

Morgan, Mary S. (2007) The curious case of the prisoner's dilemma: model situation? Exemplary narrative? In: Creager, Angela N. H. and Lunbeck, Elizabeth and Norton Wise, M., (eds.) Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives. Science and cultural theory. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 157-185. ISBN 9780822340461

2006

Morgan, Mary S. (2006) Economic man as model man: ideal types, idealization and caricatures Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 28 (1). 1-27. ISSN 1042-7716

Morgan, Mary S. (2006) Measuring instruments in economics and the velocity of money Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 13/06. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Morgan, Mary S. (2005) Experiments versus models: new phenomena, inference and surprise Journal of Economic Methodology, 12 (2). 317-329. ISSN 1469-9427

Morgan, Mary S. (2005) Experimental farming and Ricardo's political arithmetic of distribution Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 03/05. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Morgan, Mary S. (2004) Imagination and imaging in economic model building Philosophy of Science, 71 (5). 753-766. ISSN 0031-8248

Morgan, Mary S. (2004) Simulation: the birth of a technology to create 'evidence' in economics Revue d'histoire des Sciences, 57 (2). 339-375. ISSN 0151-4105

Morgan, Mary S. (2004) Secrets hidden in 2-D: the economy as a hydraulic machine In: de Chadarevian, Soraya and Hopwood, Nick, (eds.) Models the Third Dimension of Science. Writing science. Stanford University Press, Stanford, USA, 369-401. ISBN 0804739714

Morgan, Mary S. and Boumans, Marcel (2004) Secrets hidden by two-dimensionality: the economy as a hydraulic machine In: De Chadarevian, Soraya and Hopwood, Nick, (eds.) Models: the Third Dimension of Science. Writing Science (Paperback). Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, 369-401. ISBN 0804739722

2003

Morgan, Mary S. (2003) Economics In: Porter, Theodore M. and Ross, Dorothy, (eds.) The Modern Social Sciences. The Cambridge history of science (7). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 97-127. ISBN 0521594421

Morgan, Mary S. (2003) Economics In: Porter, Theodore M. and Ross, Dorothy, (eds.) The Cambridge History of Science. The Cambridge history of science, Part V. Cambridge University Press, New York, 275-305. ISBN 9780521594424

Morgan, Mary S. (2003) Experiments without material intervention: model experiments, virtual experiments and virtually experiments In: Radder, Hans, (ed.) The Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 216-235. ISBN 9780822957959

Morgan, Mary S. (2003) Business cycles: representation and measurement In: Ladiray, D., (ed.) Monographs of Official Statistics: Papers and Proceedings of the Colloquium on the History of Business-Cycle Analysis. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 175-190. ISBN 928945668X

2002

Morgan, Mary S. (2002) How models help economists to know Economics and Philosophy, 18 (1). 5-16. ISSN 1474-0028

Morgan, Mary S. (2002) Symposium on Marshall's tendencies: 1 how models help economists to know Economics and Philosophy, 18 (1). 5-16. ISSN 0266-2671

Morgan, Mary S. (2002) Models, stories and the economic world In: Mäki, Uskali, (ed.) Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 178-201. ISBN 9780521009577

Maas, Harro and Morgan, Mary S. (2002) Timing history: the introduction of graphical analysis in 19th century British economics Revue d'histoire des Sciences Humaines (7). 97-127. ISSN 1622-468X

Morgan, Mary S. (2002) Model experiments and models in experiments In: Lorenzo, Magnani and Nersessian, Nancy J., (eds.) Model-Based Reasoning : Science, Technology, Values. International Conference on Model-Based Reasoning: Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation, Values (2001 : Pavia, Italy). Kluwer Academic/Plenum, London, 41-58. ISBN 0306472449

2001

Morgan, Mary S. (2001) Models, stories and the economic world Journal of Economic Methodology, 8 (3). 361-384. ISSN 1350-178x

Morgan, Mary S. (2001) History of econometrics In: Smelser, Neil J. and Baltes, Paul B., (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 4065-4069. ISBN 0080430767

Morgan, Mary S. and Klein, Judy L. (2001) The age of economic measurement History of Political Economy, 33 (5). 3-3. ISSN 0018-2702

Boumans, Marcel and Morgan, Mary S. (2001) Ceteris paribus conditions: materiality and the application of economic theories Journal of Economic Methodology, 8 (1). 11-26. ISSN 1350-178x

Morgan, Mary S. (2001) Making measuring instruments In: Klein, Judy L. and Morgan, Mary S., (eds.) The Age of Economic Measurement. History of political economy. Annual supplement ; 2001, 33. Duke University Press, London, 235-251. ISBN 0822365170

Morgan, Mary S. (2001) The formation of “modern” economics: engineering and ideology Economic History Working Papers, 62/01. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2000

den Butter, Frank A. G. and Morgan, Mary S., eds (2000) Empirical models and policy making: interaction and institutions 1st, Routledge. ISBN 9780415232173

Morgan, Mary S. and Backhouse, Roger (2000) Is data mining a methodological problem? Journal of Economic Methodology, 7 (2). 171-182. ISSN 1469-9427

Morgan, Mary S. (2000) Explanatory strategies for monetary policy analysis In: Backhouse, Roger E. and Salanti, Andrea, (eds.) Macroeconomics and the Real World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 141-153. ISBN 0199242046

Backhouse, Roger E. and Morgan, Mary S. (2000) Introduction: is data mining a methodological problem? Journal of Economic Methodology, 7 (2). 171-181. ISSN 1350-178x

Morgan, Mary S. and den Butter, Frank A. G. (2000) What makes the models-policy interaction successful? In: Morgan, Mary S. and den Butter, Frank A. G., (eds.) Empirical Models and Policy Making: Interaction and Institutions. Routledge, London, 279-312. ISBN 9780415232173

Morgan, Mary S. (2000) Explanatory strategies for monetary policy analysis In: Backhouse, Roger E. and Salanti, Andrea, (eds.) Macroeconomics and the Real World: Models, Evidence and Techniques. Macroeconomics & the real world, Vol. 1 (1). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 141-154. ISBN 9780198297956

1999

Morgan, Mary S. and Magnus, Jan R. (1999) Methodology and tacit knowledge: two experiments in econometrics Wiley series in applied econometrics. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. ISBN 9780471982975

Morgan, Mary S. (1999) Learning from models In: Morgan, Mary S. and Morrison, Margaret, (eds.) Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science. Ideas in context (52). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 347-388. ISBN 0521650976

Morgan, Mary S. (1999) Models of mediating instruments In: Morgan, Mary S. and Morrison, Margaret, (eds.) Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science. Ideas in context : No.52. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 10-37. ISBN 0521650976

Morgan, Mary S. and Morrison, Margaret, eds (1999) Models as mediators: perspectives on natural and social science Ideas in context (52). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521650977

1998

Morgan, Mary S. (1998) From interwar pluralism to post-war neoclassicism Duke University Press, Durham, USA. ISBN 9780822323358

Morgan, Mary S. and Rutherford, Malcolm (1998) American economics: the character of the transformation History of Political Economy, 30 (suppl). 1-28. ISSN 0018-2702

Morgan, Mary S. (1998) Models In: Davis, John B. and Hands, D. Wade and Mäki, Uskali, (eds.) The Handbook of Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 316-321. ISBN 1852787953

Morgan, Mary S. (1998) Haavelmo's methodology In: Davis, John B. and Hands, D. Wade and Mäki, Uskali, (eds.) The Handbook of Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 217-220. ISBN 1852787953

Morgan, Mary S. and den Butter, Frank A. G. (1998) What makes the models–policy interaction successful? Economic Modelling, 15 (3). 443-475. ISSN 0264-9993

Morgan, Mary S. (1998) American economics: the character of the transformation In: Morgan, Mary S. and Rutherford, Malcolm, (eds.) From Interwar Pluralism to Postwar Neoclassicism: Annual Supplement to Vol.30 History of Political Economy. Duke University Press, London, UK, 1-26. ISBN 0822323354

1997

Morgan, Mary S. (1997) The technology of analogical models: Irving Fisher's monetary worlds Philosophy of Science, 64 (Supple). S304-S314. ISSN 0270-8647

Morgan, Mary S. and Magnus, Jan R. (1997) The experiment in applied econometrics Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12 (5). 459 -661. ISSN 1099-1255

Morgan, Mary S. and Magnus, Jan R. (1997) Design of the experiment Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12 (5). 459 -465. ISSN 1099-1255

Morgan, Mary S. and Magnus, Jan R. (1997) Organization of the experiment Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12 (5). 467-476. ISSN 1099-1255

Morgan, Mary S. and Magnus, Jan R. (1997) The data: a brief description Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12 (5). 651-661. ISSN 1099-1255

Morgan, Mary S. (1997) Searching for causal relations in economic statistics: reflections from history In: McKim, Vaughn R. and Turner, Stephen P., (eds.) Causality in Crisis?: Statistical Methods and the Search for Causal Knowledge in the Social Sciences. Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, 4. University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Ind., USA, 47-80. ISBN 0268008132

1996

Morgan, Mary S. (1996) The character of "rational Economic Man" Economic History working papers, 34/96. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1995

Morgan, Mary S. and Hendry, David F. (1995) The foundations of econometric analysis Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0521588707

Morgan, Mary S. and Kim, Jinbang and De Marchi, Neil (1995) Empirical model particularities and belief in the natural rate hypothesis Journal of Econometrics, 67 (1). 81-102. ISSN 0304-4076

Morgan, Mary S. (1995) Evolutionary metaphors in explantions of American industrial competition In: Maasen, Sabine and Mendelsohn, Everett and Weingart, Peter, (eds.) Biology as Society, Society as Biology: Metaphors. Sociology of the sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht , Holland, 311-337. ISBN 0792331745

Morgan, Mary S. (1995) Marketplace morals and the American economists: the case of John Bates Clark In: Morgan, Mary S. and Marchi, Neil De, (eds.) Higgling: Translators and Their Markets in the History of Economics. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 229-252. ISBN 0822315300

1994

Morgan, Mary S. and De Marchi, Neil (1994) Higgling: translators and their markets in the history of economics Duke University Press, London. ISBN 0822315300

Hendry, David F. and Morgan, Mary S. (1994) The ET interview - Professor H. O. A. Wold Econometric Theory, 10 (2). 413-433. ISSN 1469-4360

1993

Morgan, Mary S. (1993) Competing views of competition in late-nineteenth century American economics History of Political Economy, 25 (4). 563-604. ISSN 0018-2702

1992

Morgan, Mary S. (1992) Competing notions of "competition" in late-nineteenth century American economics Economic History working papers, 1/92. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1991

Morgan, Mary S. (1991) The stamping out of process analysis in econometrics In: Marchi, Neil de and Blaug, Mark, (eds.) Appraising Economic Theories: Studies in the Methodology of Research Programs. Brookfield, Aldershot, 237-263. ISBN 1852785152

1990

Morgan, Mary S. (1990) The history of econometric ideas Historical perspectives on modern economics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0521373980

Morgan, Mary S. (1990) Perspectives in the history of econometrics Econometric Theory, 6 (2). 157-164. ISSN 1469-4360

1989

Morgan, Mary S. and Hendry, David F. (1989) A re-analysis of confluence analysis Oxford Economic Papers, 41 (1). 35-52. ISSN 0030-7653

1988

Morgan, Mary S. (1988) Finding a satisfactory empirical model In: Marchi, Neil de, (ed.) The Popperian Legacy in Economics: Papers Presented at a Symposium in Amsterdam, December 1985. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 199-211. ISBN 0521355761

1987

Morgan, Mary S. and Kruger, L. and Gigerenzer, G. (1987) The probabilistic revolution MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., USA. ISBN 0262111187


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