History of Economic Thought, Newsletter, No.45, Autumn 1990, pp.22-23.
(Toshihiro Tanaka; Scanned and corrected by Aiko Ikeo)
The Society for the History of Economic Thought of Japan, Annual Meeting 1990 and the Regional Activities
The annual meeting for 1990 was held at Kanto Gakuin University on 10-11 November. This year is the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Society, and Professor Heroshi Mizuta's special lecture, entitled "Adam Smith after 200 years" was delivered to commemorate it on the first day of the meeting. A common theme was not formally organized, but the de facto common theme this time was "Alfred Marshall" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Marshall's Principles of Economics. The 20 papers presented were as follows.
1. A. Fletcher and Scotland in the age of the Union (Shigemi Muramatsu).
2. Dugald Stewart in the history of economic thought (Kaname Ohta).
3. J. Steuart and A Smith: The pistons in the historical formation of political economy (Shigeshi Wada).
4. On the method of Adam Smith (Kyoji Tazoe).
5. The formation process of Marx's theory on 'world money' (Hiroyuki Takei).
6. Smith, Ricardo and Marx on the theory of absolute rent (Shigemasa Sato).
7. Production of commodities by labour (Sedae Ohno).
8. J.A Schumpeter's handwritten manuscripts "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy" (Norio Yonekawa).
9. Fourier's idea of utilizing inequality in Phalanx (Shozo Otsuka).
10. Economic thoughts at the Corps des Ponts et Chaussees in France: Public works and economics in the middle of the 19th century (Keiko Kurita).
11. Francis Homer's view on the currency question (Satoshi Okuda)
12. Ricardo's foreign trade model: The 1815 version (Asahi Noguchi).
13. Ricardo-Malthus debates on the method of political economy (Shoken Mawatari).
14. Fukuzawa and Tokutomi on civil virtue: A comparison (Junichi Umezu).
15. Wicksell on capital and finance (Aiko Ikeo).
16. English empiricism in Marshall's economics: laws in economics (Kohei Kasai).
17. A. Marshall's evolutionary economics with reference to H. Spencer (Hiroshi Isokawa).
18. Marshall's critique of the tariff reform campaign of 1903 (Yoshio Onoda).
19. On the significance of the logic of "Life and progress" in Marshall's economics (Akio Fujita).
20. Studies on Marshall in recent years (Shoichi Hashimoto).
Professor Toshihiro Tanaka, Kwansei Gakuin University was elected as the next president with the other 30 directors. His two-year presidency will begin from April 1991 to succeed Professor Y. Yoshizawa. The next annual meeting will be held at Hirosaki University on 19-20 October 1991. The Essay's in the History of Economic Thought edited by the Society to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its foundation will be published at the end of 1 991 or early in 1992 at the latest.
The following regional meetings have been held since the meetings previously reported.
The Kanto Branch:
17/3/1990, Keio University. The symposium chaired by Yoshiki Yoshizawa on the late Yoshihiko Uchida. 1. Uchida in his early years: Before his Keizaigaku No Seitan (The Birth of Political Economy) (Susumu Sakai). 2. The contemporary significance of Uchida's Seitan. In special reference to his method 3. The theoretical significance of the civil society in economics: Zenya Takashima, Yoshihiko Uchida and B. Jessop (Kiyoaki Hirata).
7/7/1990, Keio University 1. The English Historical School (Tamotsu Nishizawa). 2. On Ricardo's wage theory (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) (Masashi Izumo).
The Kansai Branch:
20/1/1990, Shiga University. 1. The logic of the expression of value (Kazuo Kawai). 2. Utilitarianism and the doctrine of maximum satisfaction (Atsushige Matsushima).
26/5/1990, Kansai University. The symposium of the late Yoshihiko Uchida: 1. Y. Uchida and Japanese studies of 18th century British thought (Hideo Tanaka). 2. Marxism and Y. Uchida (Toshio Yamada).
22/9/1990, Aichi University. 1. Frank Knight's social philosophy (Takashi Yamamoto). 2. Market, institution and state in the theory of regulation (Fumitaka Wakamori).
The Seinan Branch:
20-21/1/1990, Kyushu Sangyo University. 1. 'Organization' and 'undertaker' in the economics of Alfred Marshall (Kenji Fujii). 2. Monetary and fiscal policy under flexible exchange rate: A portfolio balance approach (Masaru Akiyama). 3. On Fletcher's Conversation (Shigemi Muramatsu). 4. An examination of Quesnay's 'Analyse du Tableau conomique' and its recomposition (Nobumitsu Yao) 5. Marx's concept of production relations (Yasuo Takakura).
7-8/7/1990. Kumamoto University of Commerce. 1. Marx's theory of value and the consumption problems (Takeo Mizokami). 2. Reappraising J. A. Hobson's and a survey of the researches in U.K. and U.S. (Junichi Himeno). 3. Francis Hutchison's system of moral philosophy (Kimihiro Koyanagi). 4. A Smith, J. Anderson and the rich-poor country debate (Masatomo lizuka).
The Tohoku Branch:
16/6/1990, Hirosaki University. 1. Sir James Steuart's category of 'profit upon alienation' (Sohzo Kikuchi). 2. M. Kalecki on Marx's reproduction theory (Yasuyuki Kurita). 3. A Marshall and the tariff reform campaign of 1903 (Yoshio Onoda ).
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