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The Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology.

Author: John B Davis; D Wade Hands
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2012.
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Economics methodology has traditionally been associated with logical positivism in the vein of Milton Friedman, Karl Popper, Imre Lakatos and Thomas Kuhn. However, the emergence and proliferation of new research programs in economics has stimulated many novel developments in economic methodology. This impressive Companion critically examines these advances in methodological thinking, particularly those that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Davis, John B.
Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John B Davis; D Wade Hands
ISBN: 9780857938077 085793807X
OCLC Number: 772844860
Description: 1 online resource (552 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; 1 Introduction: the changing character of economic methodology; PART I ECONOMICS OF BEHAVIOR AND CHOICE; 2 Behavioral economics; 3 Experimental economics; 4 Neuroeconomics and economic methodology; 5 High-fidelity economics; PART II WELFARE AND MICRO ECONOMIC POLICY; 6 Current trends in welfare measurement; 7 Happiness and experienced utility; 8 Applied policy, welfare economics, and Mill's half-truths; 9 Economics as usual: geographical economics shaped by disciplinary conventions; PART III COMPLEXITY AND COMPUTATION IN ECONOMICS. 10 Computational economics; 11 Agent-based modeling: the right mathematics for the social sciences?; 12 Computing in economics; PART IV EVOLUTION AND EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS; 13 A philosophical perspective on contemporary evolutionary economics; 14 Economics in a cultural key: complexity and evolution revisited; 15 Heterogeneous economic evolution: a different view on Darwinizing evolutionary economics; PART V MACROECONOMICS; 16 Recent developments in macroeconomics: the DSGE approach to business cycles in perspective; 17 On the role of theory and evidence in macroeconomics. 18 Methodological issues in Keynesian macroeconomics; 19 The dismal state of macroeconomics and the opportunity for a new beginning; PART VI THE ECONOMICS PROFESSION, THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC; 20 The spontaneous methodology of orthodoxy, and other economists' afflictions in the Great Recession; 21 Invasion of the bloggers: a preliminary study on the demography and content of the economic blogosphere; Index.

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