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A Structuralist Theory of Economics

A Structuralist Theory of Economics

1st Edition

Adolfo García de la Sienra
January 08, 2019

Economists have long grappled with the problem of how economic theories relate to empirical evidence: how can abstract mathematized theories be used to produce empirical claims? How are such theories applied to economic phenomena? What does it mean to “test” economic theories? This book introduces,...

Economics and Performativity: Exploring Limits, Theories and Cases

Economics and Performativity: Exploring Limits, Theories and Cases

1st Edition

Nicolas Brisset
July 31, 2018

Economists do more than merely describe an external economic world. They shape it in the image of their theories and models. This idea, following the philosophy of language, puts forward that economic theories are performative, and not only descriptive. This idea has become a powerful critique of...

The Individual and the Other in Economic Thought

The Individual and the Other in Economic Thought

1st Edition

Ragip Ege, Herrade Igersheim
July 30, 2018

The Philosophy of Economics primarily considers the economic agent as a moral subject. Economics, however, has long overlooked the agent’s moral – that is to say, reasonable – dimension, to focus instead on the strictly rational. This volume seeks to address this neglected topic through...

Philosophy of Mathematics and Economics: Image, Context and Perspective

Philosophy of Mathematics and Economics: Image, Context and Perspective

1st Edition

Thomas A. Boylan, Paschal F. O'Gorman
March 07, 2018

With the failure of economics to predict the recent economic crisis, the image of economics as a rigorous mathematical science has been subjected to increasing interrogation. One explanation for this failure is that the subject took a wrong turn in its historical trajectory, becoming too...

Economics for Real: Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics

Economics for Real: Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics

1st Edition

Aki Lehtinen, Jaakko Kuorikoski, Petri Ylikoski
November 11, 2016

This book provides the first comprehensive and critical examination of Mäki’s realist philosophy of economics....

Philosophical Problems of Behavioural Economics

Philosophical Problems of Behavioural Economics

1st Edition

Stefan Heidl
May 10, 2016

The goal of behavioural economics is to improve the explanatory and predictive power of economics. This can be achieved by using theoretical and methodological resources of psychology. Its fundamental idea is that the relationship between psychology and economics cannot be subsumed under standard...

Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique

Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique

1st Edition

Paul Downward
March 03, 2016

This intriguing new book examines and analyses the role of critical realism in economics and specifically how this line of thought can be applied to the real world. With contributions from such varying commentators as Sheila Dow, Wendy Olsen and Fred Lee, this new book is unique in its approach and...

Representation and Structure in Economics: The Methodology of Econometric Models of the Consumption Function

Representation and Structure in Economics: The Methodology of Econometric Models of the Consumption Function

1st Edition

Hsiang-Ke Chao
December 02, 2014

This book provides a methodological perspective on understanding the essential roles of econometric models in the theory and practice. Offering a comprehensive and comparative exposition of the accounts of models in both econometrics and philosophy of science, this work shows how econometrics and...

The End of Value-Free Economics

The End of Value-Free Economics

1st Edition

Hilary Putnam, Vivian Walsh
May 30, 2014

This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA...

Popper and Economic Methodology: Contemporary Challenges

Popper and Economic Methodology: Contemporary Challenges

1st Edition

Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman
April 28, 2014

This new book, under the impressive editorship of Thomas Boylan and Paschal O'Gorman, explores a number of major themes central to the work of Karl Popper. The tensions that have resulted from Popperian thought are well documented. How can mainstream orthodox economics be falsifiable while...

Reassessing the Paradigm of Economics: Bringing Positive Economics Back into the Normative Framework

Reassessing the Paradigm of Economics: Bringing Positive Economics Back into the Normative Framework

1st Edition

Valeria Mosini
October 07, 2013

When President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher adopted the neoliberal doctrine as the paradigm of economics, there was no evidence that the move would have been successful, but thirty years on, the recurrent crises that culminated in 2008 suggest a serious mis-match between expectations and...

McCloskey's Rhetoric: Discourse Ethics in Economics

McCloskey's Rhetoric: Discourse Ethics in Economics

1st Edition

Benjamin Balak
September 19, 2012

The rhetoric of economics has long claimed scientific objectivity, however the late, great economist Joan Robinson argued that ‘the purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.’ This unique...

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