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The methodology of economics, or, How economists explain

Author: Mark Blaug
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge surveys of economic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book is a revised and updated edition of a classic work on the methodology of economics, in which Professor Blaug develops his discussion of the latest developments in macroeconomics, general  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Blaug
ISBN: 0521430615 9780521430616 0521436788 9780521436786
OCLC Number: 25316174
Description: xxviii, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. What You Always Wanted to Know about the Philosophy of Science but Were Afraid to Ask: --
1. From the received view to the views of Popper --
2. From Popper to the new heterodoxy --
Part II. The History of Economic Methodology: --
3. The verifications, a largely nineteenth-century story --
4. The falsifications, a wholly twentieth-century story --
5. The distinction between positive and normative economics --
Part III. A Methodological Appraisal of the Neoclassical Research Program: --
6. The theory of consumer behaviour --
7. The theory of fun --
8. General equilibrium theory --
9. Marginal productive theory --
10. Switching, reswitching, and all that --
11. The Heckscher-Ohlin theory of international trade --
12. Keynesians versus monetarists --
13. Human capital theory --
14. The new economics of the family --
15. The rationality postulate --
Part IV. What Have We Now Learned about Economics?: --
16. Conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge surveys of economic literature.
Other Titles: Methodology of economics.
How economists explain.
Responsibility: Mark Blaug.
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