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The Struggle over the Soul of Economics : Institutionalist and Neoclassical Economists in America between the Wars.

Author: Yuval P Yonay
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
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This book provides a surprising answer to two puzzling questions that relate to the very "soul" of the professional study of economics in the late twentieth century. How did the discipline of economics come to be dominated by an approach that is heavily dependent on mathematically derived models? And what happened to other approaches to the discipline that were considered to be scientifically viable less than fifty  Read more...
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Yonay, Yuval P.
Struggle over the Soul of Economics : Institutionalist and Neoclassical Economists in America between the Wars.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuval P Yonay
ISBN: 9781400822522 1400822521
OCLC Number: 700688724
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents.

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This book provides a surprising answer to two puzzling questions that relate to the very "soul" of the professional study of economics in the late twentieth century. How did the discipline of economics come to be dominated by an approach that is heavily dependent on mathematically derived models? And what happened to other approaches to the discipline that were considered to be scientifically viable less than fifty years ago? Between the two world wars there were two well-accepted schools of thought in economics: the "neoclassical," which emerged in the last third of the nineteenth century, an.

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