Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction

Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction


there's an embarrassing polarization of evaluations concerning the prestige of economics as an instructional self-discipline, as mirrored in epithets akin to the Dismal technology and the Queen of the Social Sciences. This assortment brings jointly the various major figures within the technique and philosophy of economics to supply a considerate and balanced evaluate of the present nation of discussion concerning the nature and bounds of financial wisdom. Authors with partially rival and partially complementary views research how summary versions paintings and the way they may connect to the genuine global, they give the impression of being on the precise nature of the proof concerning the economic system, and so they direct cognizance in the direction of the tutorial associations themselves and the way they form financial examine. those concerns are therefore analysed from the viewpoint of technique, semantics, ontology, rhetoric, sociology, and economics of technology.

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