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The methodology of economic model building

Author: Lawrence A Boland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, [1991]
Series: New Routledge library of economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the problem of assuring testability for complex economic models, relating this to wider debates in the sciences and social sciences on empiricism and the truth status of models.

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Named Person: Paul A Samuelson; Paul Anthony Samuelson; Paul A Samuelson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Boland
ISBN: 0415000149 9780415000147 0415064627 9780415064620
OCLC Number: 26433137
Description: 194 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Methodology vs. Applied Methodology Part I: Applications of the Popper-Samuelson Demarcation 1. Economic Understanding and Understanding Economics 2. On the Methodology of Economic Model Building 3. Implementing the Popper-Samuelson Demarcation in Economic Models Part II: The Popper-Samuelson Demarcation vs. the Truth Status 4. Conventionalism and Economics: Methodological Controversy in the 1960s 5. Methodology as an Exercise in Economic Analysis Part III: Exploring the Limits of the Popper-Samuelson Demarcation 6. Uninformative Mathematical Economics Models 7. On the Impossibility of Testability in Modern Economics 8. Model Specification, Convincing Tests and Stochasticism in Economics Epilogue: Methodology after Samuelson: Lessons for Methodologists.
Series Title: New Routledge library of economics.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Boland.

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