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Foundations of research in economics : how do economists do economics?

Author: Steven G Medema; Warren J Samuels
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, 1998.
Series: Advances in economic methodology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This stimulating and authoritative book features original essays from leading scholars in the discipline - each of whom address the question: how should economists do economics? What emerges is a  Read more...

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Foundations of research in economics.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, 1998
(OCoLC)647071645
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven G Medema; Warren J Samuels
ISBN: 1858981638 9781858981635 1858987717 9781858987712
OCLC Number: 34471647
Description: xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Tables --
List of Contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Economics is a Historical Process --
2. Realism in Economic Model Building --
3. Economics as a Public Science --
4. Surviving as a Slightly Out of Sync Economist --
5. Extracting Economic Information From Data: Methedology in an Empirical Discipline --
6. The Social Science of Wealth --
7. What is To Be Done (about Economics)? --
8. Doing Applied Economics: Normative and Positive Aspects --
9. How I Do Economics --
10. Towards a Worthwhile Economics --
11. How Should Economists Do Economics? A Pragmatic Perspective --
12. How to be a Crazy Economist --
13. Doing the Economics of Trust and Informal Institutions --
14. The Predictive Science of Economics? --
15. Questions, Theory and Data --
16. The Dark Side of Economic Modeling --
17. 'You're Not Making Sense, You're Just Being Logical' --
18. Puzzle Solving: Reciprocity, Reasoning and Behavior --
19. Doing Economics Without Homo Economicus --
20. What Use is Economic Theory? --
21. A Dictum for Monetary Theory --
How Should Economists Do Economics? An Integrative Essay --
Index.
Series Title: Advances in economic methodology.
Responsibility: edited by Seven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels.

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