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The vices of economists, the virtues of the bourgeoisie

Author: Deirdre N McCloskey
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past fifty years, economists have fallen into three bad habits - three 'vices': bad statistics, bad theory, and bad applications of statistics and theory to public affairs. This book details the vices, tracing them to the influence of three giants of the 1940s and 1950s in economics, the Americans Lawrence Klein and Paul Samuelson, and the Dutchman Jan Tinbergen. McCloskey recommends a "bourgeois', even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lawrence R Klein; Paul A Samuelson; Jan Tinbergen; Lawrence R Klein; Paul A Samuelson; Jan Tinbergen; Paul Anthony Samuelson; Jan Tinbergen; Jan Tinbergen, Wirtschaftswissenschaftler.; Lawrence Robert Klein; Paul Anthony Samuelson; Lawrence Robert Klein; Paul A Samuelson; Jan Tinbergen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre N McCloskey
ISBN: 9053562443 9789053562444 9053562338 9789053562338
OCLC Number: 36568201
Description: 135 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The boys in the sandbox --
The irrelevance of statistical significance --
The futility of blackboard economics --
The arrogance of social engineering --
A new, modest, and bourgeois economics.
Responsibility: Deirdre N. McCloskey.
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Challenging and controversial views from leading economist, Deirdre (formerly Donald) McCloskey, on the arrogant, aristocratic and masculine views of economists today.  Read more...

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