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The Consequences of economic rhetoric

Author: Arjo Klamer; Deirdre N McCloskey; Robert M Solow
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The papers in this volume are drawn from a recent conference at Wellesley College for both theoretical and applied economists, which explored the consequences of rhetoric and conversation within the field of economics.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arjo Klamer; Deirdre N McCloskey; Robert M Solow
ISBN: 0521342864 9780521342865
OCLC Number: 19742243
Description: x, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Economics in the human conversation / Arjo Klamer and Donald N. McCloskey --
Comments from outside economics / Stanley Fish --
Comments from inside economics / Robert M. Solow --
Rhetoric and ideology / Robert L. Heilbroner --
Marxian theory and the rhetorics of economics / Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff --
Economic rhetoric : the social and historical context / A.W. Coats --
The ideas of economists / Robert W. Clower --
Should a scientist abstain from metaphor? / Cristina Bicchieri --
Shall I compare thee to a Minkowski-Ricardo-Leontief-Metzler matrix of the Mosak-Hicks type? : or, rhetoric, mathematics, and the nature of neoclassical economic theory / Philip Mirowski --
On the brittleness of the orange equilibrium / E. Roy Weintraub. The significance of significance : rhetorical aspects of statistical hypothesis testing in economics / Frank T. Denton --
The rhetoric of self-interest : ideology of gender in economic theory / Nancy Folbre and Heidi Hartmann --
The heterogeneity of the economists' discourse : philosopher, priest, and hired gun / Craufurd D. Goodwin --
The grammar of political economy / James K. Galbraith --
The rhetoric of economics as viewed by a student of politics / Robert O. Keohane --
"Yellow rain" and "supply-side economics" : some rhetoric that failed / David Warsh --
Negotiating a new conversation about economics / Arjo Klamer --
The consequences of rhetoric / Donald N. McCloskey.
Responsibility: edited by Arjo Klamer, Donald N. McCloskey, Robert M. Solow.
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