Recommended Reading for Context of Romer’s ETC in Lonergan’s Framework

Shute, Michael (2009) Lonergan’s Discovery of the Science of Economics, (Toronto, University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2010 [Shute, 2009]

Back cover: It is my belief that if economists were to recognize what Lonergan discovered, the so far delayed scientific revolution in economics would be under way.  Such a revolution would certainly have significant positive influence on the welfare of humankind.

Shute, Michael (2010) Lonergan’s Early Economic Research, (Toronto, University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2010 [Shute, 2010]

Back cover: offers rare insight into the research practices of a major intellectual figure … introduction and commentaries guide the reader to an understanding of one of Lonergan’s greatest achievements, his discovery of scientific economics.


Warsh, David (2006) Knowledge and The Wealth of Nations (New York, W.W. Norton & Company) [Warsh, 2006]

 Front cover: What the Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh’s Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics. – John McMillan, Boston Globe


Editors’ Introduction to CWL 15 by Frederick G. Lawrence, page xxv:

[CWL 15] Lonergan, Bernard (1999), Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Essay in Circulation Analysis, ed. Frederick G. Lawrence, Patrick H. Byrne, and Charles Hefling, Jr., vol 15 of Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)


NOBEL PRIZE PRESS RELEASE[, Romer and Nordhaus: Press Release, 2018],

Scientific Background on the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018; ECONOMIC GROWTH, TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE; The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel  [, Romer and Nordhaus; Press Release, 2018]

 Romer’s Nobel Lecture: On the Possibility of Progress:


Jones, Chad, Stanford GSBGrowth and Ideas, Romer (1990) and Jones (2005);