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An engine, not a camera : how financial models shape markets

Author: Donald A MacKenzie
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Inside technology.
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This pioneering work in the social studies of finance describes how the emergence of modern finance theory has affected financial markets in fundamental ways. Paraphrasing Milton Friedman, the author says that economic models are an engine of inquiry rather than a camera to reproduce empirical facts.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacKenzie, Donald A.
Engine, not a camera.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)654385487
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A MacKenzie
ISBN: 0262134608 9780262134606
OCLC Number: 61278675
Awards: Winner of BISA International Political Economy Group Book Prize 2007.
Description: x, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Performing theory --
2. Transforming finance --
3. Theory and practice --
4. Tests, anomalies, and monsters --
5. Pricing options --
6. Pits, bodies, and theorems --
7. The fall --
8. Arbitrage --
9. Models and markets.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Donald MacKenzie.

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