Sunday, January 15, 2012

Alla Semenova on the Origins of Money

Alla Semenova (who currently appears to be a Visiting Instructor in Economics at Dickinson College; see Semenova 2011: 376, n.) is the author of this very interesting PhD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City:
Semenova, Alla. 2011. The Origins of Money: Evaluating Chartalist and Metallist Theories in the Context of Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia, PhD dissert. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10355/10843/SemenovaOriMonEva.pdf?sequence=1
I am currently reading this, and it is a very useful work.

This is a good starting point for anyone wishing for a specialist treatment of the origins of money from the heterodox economics perspective. The bibliography is also up-to-date and valuable.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Semenova, A. 2011. “Would You Barter With God? Why Holy Debts and not Profane Markets Created Money,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 70.2: 376–400.

Semenova, Alla. 2011. The Origins of Money: Evaluating Chartalist and Metallist Theories in the Context of Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia, PhD dissert. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10355/10843/SemenovaOriMonEva.pdf?sequence=1

4 comments:

  1. Lord Keynes,

    I've been enjoying your recent posts on the origin of money, and this dissertation is a particularly useful find for me.

    Thank You,
    Jon

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  2. Sounds similar to what Graeber says. I'll check it out.

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  3. Did you write extensively anywhere about the Semenova's dissertation?

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    1. I have not written in detail about it, no.

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