[OPE-L:5744] neo-classical economics

Fred B. Moseley (fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu)
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:48:19 -0500 (EST)

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Does anyone know the origin of the term "neo-classical" economics?
A student in my History of Economic Thought class asked me last week:
"if the two theories are so different (classical and neo-classical), why
is the later one called 'neo-classical'? Why isn't it called something
completely different. It is an interesting question and I
can't remember where the term originated. Can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance.