New Directions in Economic Methodology


Author: Roger E. Backhouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134864396
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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In recent years there has been a flowering of work on economic methodology. However there is no longer any consensus about which direction this should take or, indeed, even what the role and content of economic methodology should be. This book reflects this diversity. Its contributors are responsible for the major developments in this field and together they give an account of all the major positions which currently prevail in economic methodology. These include attempts to rehabilitate the 'falsification' of Kuhn, Lakatos and Popper, sociology of knowledge approaches, different forms of realism, contributions from the 'rhetoric' project and other perspectives which view the economy as a text.

New Directions in Economic Geography


Author: B. Fingleton
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 184720421X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 369
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This book is a serious attempt to cover all of the relevant subdisciplines in the geographical economics framework. . . I would recommend the book to students of economic geography, regional economics, and related disciplines. Frans Boekema, Journal of Regional Science . . . this book is empirically and theoretically comprehensive in its scope. The nearly eighteen authors who have contributed to this book present a truly transatlantic perspective on NEG. . . this volume will be extremely useful to those dealing with rigorous modelling to examine spatial issues in economics, geography and planning. Rajiv Thakur, Regional Science Policy and Practice I recommend the book. . . The papers of a high quality, well written and organized; empirical analyses are based on the most advanced empirical techniques, and the reader enjoys their application. Roberta Capello, Growth and Change A very interesting volume indeed, recommended reading for everyone interested in theorizing space in economics or working in the empirical spatial-economic research arena. Economic Geography Research Group This important book explores original and alternative directions for economic geography following the revolution precipitated by the advent of so-called new economic geography (NEG). Whilst, to some extent, the volume could be regarded as part of the inevitable creative destruction of NEG theory, it does promote the continuing role of theoretical and empirical contributions within spatial economic analysis, in which the rationale of scientific analysis and economic logic maintain a central place. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of the extent to which NEG theory is supported in the real world. By exploring whether NEG theory can be effectively applied to provide practical insights, the authors highlight novel approaches, emerging trends, and promising new lines of enquiry in the wake of advances made by NEG. Rigorous yet engaging, this book will be an essential tool for academics and researchers specialising in regional studies, urban and spatial economics and economic geography. It will also have widespread appeal amongst policymakers involved in planning and land use.

The Philosophy of Economics

An Anthology
Author: Daniel M. Hausman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521883504
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 527
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An anthology of works on the philosophy of economics, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Completely revamped, this edition contains new selections, a revised introduction and a bibliography. The volume contains 26 chapters organized into five parts: (I) Classic Discussions, (II) Positivist and Popperian Views, (III) Ideology and Normative Economics, (IV) Branches and Schools of Economics and Their Methodological Problems and (V) New Directions in Economic Methodology. It includes crucial historical contributions by figures such as Mill, Marx, Weber, Robbins, Knight, and Veblen and works by most of the leading contemporary figures writing on economic methodology, including five Nobel Laureates in Economics.

Explorations in Economic Methodology

From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science
Author: Roger E. Backhouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134686730
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Roger Backhouse is a key figure in the field of economic methodology. Explorations in Economic Methodology both clarifies and responds to the issues raised by the literature and argues that methodology is an essential activity. Offering a constructive, but critical, response to the recent literature, this collection provides important new insights for students and researchers in economic methodology and the philosophy of science.

Explorations in Economic Methodology, Routledge Frontiers, 1998

Explorations in Economic Methodology,
Author: Roger E. Backhouse
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Economics is an established academic discipline, yet its methods and style of argumentation are far from being well understood. In recent years attempts have been made to understand economics through applying ideas from the philosophy of science (especially from the writings of Popper, Kuhn and Lakatos) and through the study of economists’ rhetoric. The result has been intense controversy, with some participants arguing that the study of methodology is a fruitless exercise. Roger Backhouse has been an active participant in the controversy over economic methodology. This collection of his essays both clarifies and responds to the issues raised by the literature and argues that methodology is an essential activity. The book begins with an application of Lakatos’s methodology of scientific research programmes to contemporary macroeconomics and subsequent chapters go on to discuss questions raised by this approach. These argue that although the methodology has severe limitations, it nevertheless provides a useful starting point. After discussing the approaches to methodology of some practising economists, the final chapters consider the perspectives on economics that result from pragmatism and empirical philosophy of science. Clarifying the issues involved, and outlining a constructive but critical response to the recent literature, this collection will be of interest to students and researchers interested in economic methodology and the philosophy of science. Roger E. Backhouse is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham. Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy 1. Equilibrium Versus Understanding: Towards the Rehumanization of Economics within Social Theory – Mark Addleson 2. Evolution, Order and Complexity – Edited by Elias L. Khalil and Kenneth E. Boulding 3. Interactions in Political Economy: Malvern After Ten Years – Edited by Steven Pressman 4. The End of Economics – Michael Perelman 5. Probability in Economics – Omar F. Hamouda and Robin Rowley 6. Capital Controversy, Post Keynesian Economics and the History of Economic Theory: Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume One – Edited by Philip Arestis, Gabriel Palma and Malcolm Sawyer 7. Markets, Unemployment and Economic Policy: Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume Two – Edited by Philip Arestis, Gabriel Palma and Malcolm Sawyer 8. Social Economy: The Logic of Capitalist Development – Clark Everling 9. New Keynesian Economics/Post Keynesian Alternatives – Edited by Roy J. Rotheim 10. The Representative Agent in Macroeconomics – James E. Hartley 11. Borderlands of Economics: Essays in Honour of Daniel R. Fusfeld – Edited by Nahid Aslanbeigui and Young Back Choi 12. Value, Distribution and Capital – Edited by Gary Mongiovi and Fabio Petri 13. Econmics of Science – James R. Wible 14. Competitiveness, Localized Learning and Regional Development: Specialization and Prosperity in Small Open Economies – Peter Maskell, Heikki Eskelinen, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Anders Malmberg and Eirik Vatne 15. Labour Market Theory: A Critical Assessment – Ben J. Fine 16. Women and European Employment – Jill Rubery, Mark Smith and Damian Grimshaw 17. Explorations in Economic Methodology: From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science – Roger E. Backhouse 18. Waiting and Choosing: Essays on Subjectivity in Political Economy – David P. Levine Explorations in economic methodology From Lakatos to empirical philosophy of science Roger E. Backhouse London and New York

Popper and Economic Methodology

Contemporary Challenges
Author: Thomas Boylan,Paschal O'Gorman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134358512
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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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 privileging its core of rationality as unquestionable? This book includes expert contributions from thinkers such as Tony Lawson, K. Vela Velupillai and John McCall, who discuss this issue with renewed academic rigour.

Die Grenzen der Sprache

Sprachimmanenz – Sprachtranszendenz
Author: Christoph Asmuth,Friedrich Glauner,Burkhard Mojsisch
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027272514
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 406
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Der vorliegende Sammelband widmet sich einem Thema der Sprachphilosophie: den Grenzen der Sprache. Die Begrenztheit des Sprechens, das Versagen der Sprache und das Schweigen sind Bereiche, denen das Interesse dieses Buches gilt. Groß e Bedeutung gewinnt deshalb die Frage, in welchem Sinne und ob überhaupt von einem Jenseits der Sprache gesprochen werden kann. Dabei steht das Verhältnis von Immanenz und Transzendenz im Mittelpunkt. Das Unnennbare, Unaussagbare, das Unheimliche, das hinter dem Rücken des Sprechenden lauert, ist der Sprache selbst transzendent. Trotzdem gelingt es, das Transzendente sprachlich einzuholen. Es ist der Sprache immanent: ein immanentes Transzendentes. Darin scheint sich eine Potenz der Sprache anzudeuten, selbst darüber zu sprechen, worüber man nicht sprechen und gleichwohl nicht schweigen kann. Kaum ein Thema der Sprachphilosophie eignet sich daher mehr für einen interdisziplinären Band als gerade dieses. Es ist nicht nur Gegenstand der Philosophie, sondern verweist auf und korrespondiert mit wichtigen Forschungsrichtungen aus der Wissenschaftstheorie, der Theologie, der Sprachwissenschaften, der Germanistik, der Ästhetik, der Musikwissenschaften, der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, der Soziologie und Ethnologie und schließlich auch der Medizin. Der vorliegende Sammelband versucht, den unterschiedlichen Aspekten dieses Themas sowohl in historischer als auch in systematischer Hinsicht gerecht zu werden.

Foundations for New Economic Thinking

A Collection of Essays
Author: S. Dow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137000724
Category: Political Science
Page: 263
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New economic thinking is in demand in the light of the recent economic crisis. This book equips the reader with a better understanding of current ways of thinking as well as an awareness of other possibilities, providing the foundations for debate in theory and methodology alongside practical implications for policy.

New directions in Austrian economics


Author: Louis M. Spadaro,University College at Buckingham,Institute for Humane Studies
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
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What do Economists Know?

New Economics of Knowledge
Author: Robert F Garnett Jr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113462199X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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A provocatively rethink of the questions of what, how and for whom economics is produced. Academic economists in the twentieth century have presumed to monopolise economic knowledge, seeing themselves as the only legitimate producers and consumers of this highly specialized commodity. This has encouraged a narrow view of economics as little more than a private dialogue among professionally licensed knowers. This book recasts this narrow view.

Rationale Sozialpolitik

die Produktion von Sicherheit und Gerechtigkeit in modernen Gesellschaften und ihre Implikationen für die ökonomische Theorie der Sozialpolitik
Author: Werner Schönig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428104802
Category: Political Science
Page: 515
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Including a Symposium on New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship


Author: Luca Fiorito,Scott Scheall,Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787149684
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 491
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Volume 35B of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology features a symposium on the economics of Piero Sraffa, guest edited by Scott Carter and Riccardo Bellofiore. It also features general research contributions from Masazumi Wakatabe, and co-authors Eugene Callahan and Andreas Hoffman.

The Economy of Early America

Historical Perspectives & New Directions
Author: Cathy D. Matson
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271027111
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 380
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In recent years, scholars in a number of disciplines have focused their attention on understanding the early American economy. This text enters the resurgent discussion by showcasing the work of leading scholars who represent a spectrum of historiographical and methodological viewpoints.

Science Bought and Sold

Essays in the Economics of Science
Author: Philip Mirowski,Esther-Mirjam Sent
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226538563
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 573
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Although it has long been accepted that economics can provide tools with which to understand science, economics has shifted its focus to the economic agent as information processor. This collection of essays presents an overview of this area.

McCloskey's Rhetoric

Discourse Ethics in Economics
Author: Benjamin Balak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134373201
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 142
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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 book examines the use of rhetoric in economics, focusing on the work of Deirdre McCloskey and other major economic philosophers. McCloskey is one of the most recognizable names in economics, yet this is the first real attempt to analyze her work in book form. She views economics as a language that uses all the rhetorical devices of everyday conversation, and her controversial standpoint on judging economics by aesthetic and literary standards has been hugely influential. Utilizing the views of Derrida and Foucualt amongst others, Benjamin Balak analyzes McCloskey’s major texts and critically evaluates the linguistic, literary and philosophical approaches they introduce. This long overdue examination of the methodological and philosophical consequences of McCloskey’s work will be of interest to philosophers and economists alike.

Computational Aspects of General Equilibrium Theory

Refutable Theories of Value
Author: Donald Brown,Felix Kubler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540765912
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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This monograph presents a general equilibrium methodology for microeconomic policy analysis. It is intended to serve as an alternative to the now classical, axiomatic general equilibrium theory as exposited in Debreu`s Theory of Value (1959) or Arrow and Hahn`s General Competitive Analysis (1971). The monograph consists of several essays written over the last decade. It also contains an appendix by Charles Steinhorn on the elements of O-minimal structures.

The Dynamic Society

The Sources of Global Change
Author: Graeme Snooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134775709
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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This book discusses the nature and process of change in human society over the past two million years. The author draws on economic, historical and biological concepts to examine the driving forces of change and looks to likely developments in the future. This analysis produces some very thought-provoking and controversial conclusions.

The Handbook of Economic Methodology


Author: John Bryan Davis,D. Wade Hands,Uskali Mäki
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 572
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'The Handbook will be of considerable interest to economic methodologists . . . entries are well-chosen and belong in a companion to economic methodology . . . a number of entries in the Handbook are excellent.' - Journal of Economic Methodology 'The quality of entries is high; they are both succinct and readable. This source is indispensable to historians of economic thought as well as to experts on methodology, and it is useful to those teaching and doing research on any subject in economics. This reviewer found it useful for explanation of concepts even in principles of economics. Scholars in other social sciences may also find this Handbook useful and pertinent. This book is highly recommended.' - Bogdan Mieczkowski, American Reference Books the Handbook of Economic Methodology is a major multidisciplinary reference work on the developing field of economic methodology. It consists of more than a hundred specially commissioned essays by leading scholars from around the world. This definitive volume provides detailed and authoritative coverage of crucial topics and issues that have developed in recent decades and introduces a variety of emerging themes which economic methodologists have begun to explore.

New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

Conceptual and Methodological Advances
Author: Frank Vanclay,Ana Maria Esteves
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781001197
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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'This book should be read by anyone commissioning impact assessments who wants to build their understanding of the more progressive and innovative end of the topic. A job well done in the eyes of stakeholders and regulators requires proper social analysis.' Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American 'The list of authors reads like a who's who in SIA. Academics and practitioners are equally represented among the authors. The book provides a good mix of broad theoretical concepts and specific practical topics.' Martin Haefele, Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment at Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 'This book gives a very broad overview of where Social Impact Assessment is coming from, where it is now and where it could go: from an impact assessment tool to an impact management tool. It provides a realistic insight in both the achievements and the struggles of Social Impact Assessment. A recommended read for both those interested in Social Impact Assessment and those in related domains where social issues are gaining increasing importance, such as Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal.' Rob Verheem, Deputy Director, Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. This significant addition to the literature will be an invaluable reference for academics, consultants and practitioners.