Professor Tony Aspromourgos

BEc Queensland, MCom Melbourne, MA Chicago, PhD Sydney, FASSA
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H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Tony Aspromourgos has published extensively in international economic journals, including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of the History of Economic Thought and Review of Political Economy. He is Co-editor of the History of Economics Review and a Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Research interests

  • Classical economics
  • History of economic thought
  • Long-period theory
  • Monetary economics

JEL Codes

Major Fields: History of Economic Thought

Specific Fields: Classical economics, long-period theory, monetary economics, central banking

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2003

  • The Development of English Economic Vocabulary to 1776: the Formation of a Disciplinary Language; Aspromourgos A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). The Science of Wealth: Adam Smith and the framing of political economy. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2013). Adam Smith on Labour and Capital. In Christopher J. Berry, Maria Pia Paganelli, and Craig Smith (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, (pp. 267-289). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2013). Sraffa's System in Relation to Some Main Currents in Unorthodox Economics. In Enrico S. Levrero, Antonella Palumbo, Antonella Stirati (Eds.), Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Three: Sraffas Legacy: Interpretations and Historical Perspectives, (pp. 15-33). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). Entrepreneurship, risk and income distribution in Cantillion's Essai. In Gehrke C, Salvadori N, Steedman I, Sturn R (Eds.), Classical Political Economy and Modern Theory: Essays in honour of Heinz Kurz, (pp. 105-119). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2011). On some materials from the 'Petty Papers' archive, relevant to the beginnings of the surplus approach. In Roberto Ciccone, Christian Gehrke, Gary Mongiovi (Eds.), Sraffa and Modern Economics, Volume 1, (pp. 423-433). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). Economic Science and the Left: thoughts on Sraffa's equations and the efficacy of organized labour. In Lee, Frederic S.~Bekken, Jon~ (Eds.), Radical Economics and Labor: Essays inspired by the IWW Centennial, (pp. 78-95). Abingdon United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Explanatory Note. In Hume, R and Love, H (Eds.), Plays, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings Associated with George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, (pp. 596-599). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2004). 'The Functionless Investor': Keynes's Euthanasia of the Rentier Revisited. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 217-235). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A., Lodewijks, J. (2004). Introduction: The History Of Economics As Archaeologist. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 1-15). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). Political Economy, Political Arithmetic and Political Medicine in the Thought of William Petty. In Peter Groenewegen (Eds.), Physicians and political economy : six studies of the work of doctor-economists, (pp. 10-25). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2014). Entrepreneurship, risk and income distribution in Adam Smith. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 21(1), 21-40. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). Keynes's General Theory After 75 Years: Chapter 24 and the Character of 'Keynesian' Policy. Economic Record, 88(Supplement s1), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). The Machine in Adam Smith's Economic and Wider Thought. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 34(4), 475-490. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). The managerialist university: an economic interpretation. Australian Universities' Review, 54(2), 44-49.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2011). Can (and should) monetary policy pursue a zero real interest rate, permanently? Metroeconomica, 62(4), 635-655. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2010). 'Universal opulence': Adam Smith on technical progress and real wages. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 17(5), 1169-1182. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2010). Adam Smith and the Labour Contract: Is Labour Exchange Analogous to Commodity Exchange? Economic and Labour Relations Review, 20(2), 39-48.
  • Aspromourgos, A., Rees, D., White, G. (2010). Public debt sustainability and alternative theories of interest. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34(3), 433-447. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). John Maynard Keynes and the Preservation of Liberal Capitalism. Australian Quarterly, 81(4), 17-24.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). There is No Alternative?: The Financial Crisis and the Problem of Bailouts. Australian Quarterly, 81(1), 4-9.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Adam Smith,Peace and Economics. A Q: Journal of Contemporary Analysis, 79(5), 12-18.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Adam Smith’s Treatment of Market Prices and Their Relation to "Supply" and "Demand". History of Economic Ideas, 15(3), 27-57.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Interest as an Artefact of Self-Validating Central Bank Beliefs. Metroeconomica, 58(4), 514-535.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2005). The invention of the concept of social surplus: Petty in the Hartlib Circle. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 12(1), 1-24.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2004). Sraffian Research Programmes And Unorthodox Economics. Review of Political Economy, 16(2), 179-206.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2002). Comment on 'Fiscal Policy and the Job Guarantee'. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 5(2), 261-263.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2002). Commercial Publishers, Again. History of Economics Review, 35, 118-119.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). Is labour cheapening a means to reducing involuntary (labour) unemployment? History of Economics Review, 34, 7-18.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). The Mind of the Oeconomist: an overview of the "Petty Papers" archive. History of Economic Ideas, 9(1), 39-101.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2000). Historical Scholarship and Publication, or − Why Do Commercial Publishers Exist? History of Economics Review, 32, 1-9.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2000). New light on the economics of William Petty (1623-1687): some findings from previously undisclosed manuscripts. Contributions to Political Economy, 19(1), 53-70.

2014

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2014). Entrepreneurship, risk and income distribution in Adam Smith. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 21(1), 21-40. [More Information]

2013

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2013). Adam Smith on Labour and Capital. In Christopher J. Berry, Maria Pia Paganelli, and Craig Smith (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, (pp. 267-289). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2013). Sraffa's System in Relation to Some Main Currents in Unorthodox Economics. In Enrico S. Levrero, Antonella Palumbo, Antonella Stirati (Eds.), Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Three: Sraffas Legacy: Interpretations and Historical Perspectives, (pp. 15-33). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). Entrepreneurship, risk and income distribution in Cantillion's Essai. In Gehrke C, Salvadori N, Steedman I, Sturn R (Eds.), Classical Political Economy and Modern Theory: Essays in honour of Heinz Kurz, (pp. 105-119). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). Keynes's General Theory After 75 Years: Chapter 24 and the Character of 'Keynesian' Policy. Economic Record, 88(Supplement s1), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). The Machine in Adam Smith's Economic and Wider Thought. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 34(4), 475-490. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2012). The managerialist university: an economic interpretation. Australian Universities' Review, 54(2), 44-49.

2011

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2011). Can (and should) monetary policy pursue a zero real interest rate, permanently? Metroeconomica, 62(4), 635-655. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2011). On some materials from the 'Petty Papers' archive, relevant to the beginnings of the surplus approach. In Roberto Ciccone, Christian Gehrke, Gary Mongiovi (Eds.), Sraffa and Modern Economics, Volume 1, (pp. 423-433). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2010

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2010). 'Universal opulence': Adam Smith on technical progress and real wages. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 17(5), 1169-1182. [More Information]
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2010). Adam Smith and the Labour Contract: Is Labour Exchange Analogous to Commodity Exchange? Economic and Labour Relations Review, 20(2), 39-48.
  • Aspromourgos, A., Rees, D., White, G. (2010). Public debt sustainability and alternative theories of interest. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34(3), 433-447. [More Information]

2009

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). Economic Science and the Left: thoughts on Sraffa's equations and the efficacy of organized labour. In Lee, Frederic S.~Bekken, Jon~ (Eds.), Radical Economics and Labor: Essays inspired by the IWW Centennial, (pp. 78-95). Abingdon United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). John Maynard Keynes and the Preservation of Liberal Capitalism. Australian Quarterly, 81(4), 17-24.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). The Science of Wealth: Adam Smith and the framing of political economy. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2009). There is No Alternative?: The Financial Crisis and the Problem of Bailouts. Australian Quarterly, 81(1), 4-9.

2007

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Adam Smith,Peace and Economics. A Q: Journal of Contemporary Analysis, 79(5), 12-18.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Adam Smith’s Treatment of Market Prices and Their Relation to "Supply" and "Demand". History of Economic Ideas, 15(3), 27-57.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Explanatory Note. In Hume, R and Love, H (Eds.), Plays, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings Associated with George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, (pp. 596-599). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2007). Interest as an Artefact of Self-Validating Central Bank Beliefs. Metroeconomica, 58(4), 514-535.

2005

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2005). The invention of the concept of social surplus: Petty in the Hartlib Circle. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 12(1), 1-24.

2004

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2004). 'The Functionless Investor': Keynes's Euthanasia of the Rentier Revisited. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 217-235). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A., Lodewijks, J. (2004). Introduction: The History Of Economics As Archaeologist. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 1-15). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2004). Sraffian Research Programmes And Unorthodox Economics. Review of Political Economy, 16(2), 179-206.

2002

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2002). Comment on 'Fiscal Policy and the Job Guarantee'. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 5(2), 261-263.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2002). Commercial Publishers, Again. History of Economics Review, 35, 118-119.

2001

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). Is labour cheapening a means to reducing involuntary (labour) unemployment? History of Economics Review, 34, 7-18.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). Political Economy, Political Arithmetic and Political Medicine in the Thought of William Petty. In Peter Groenewegen (Eds.), Physicians and political economy : six studies of the work of doctor-economists, (pp. 10-25). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2001). The Mind of the Oeconomist: an overview of the "Petty Papers" archive. History of Economic Ideas, 9(1), 39-101.

2000

  • Aspromourgos, A. (2000). Historical Scholarship and Publication, or − Why Do Commercial Publishers Exist? History of Economics Review, 32, 1-9.
  • Aspromourgos, A. (2000). New light on the economics of William Petty (1623-1687): some findings from previously undisclosed manuscripts. Contributions to Political Economy, 19(1), 53-70.

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