PERSPECTIVES ON EPISTEMOLOGY OF ECONOMICS

Essays on Methodology of Economics

 

Preface 

The present book of essays comes out of the latest of our Meetings that took place in Buenos Aires in October 2011. The editors have selected a series of works presented at that Meeting in order to show the current diversity of approaches that exist in the economics epistemology. The research topics covered in the chapters range from traditional methodology to the present state of the field of the economics methodology, to social ontology, to mechanistic literature. Both editors have tried to keep the selection of the present essays as most balanced as possible, reflecting the complexity of the issues that epistemology presently deals with.

CONTENT

Preface…………………………………………………………………………………..11

 

Orthodox and heterodox economics in recent economic methodology
DOUGLAS WADE HANDS………………………………………………..……….……17

Causality, pluralism, and economic policy making
LUIS MIRELES FLORES……………………..…………………………..…… ….……43

 

Economics as a separate science: A critical review
EDUARDO R. SCARANO………………………..………….……………….……………73

 

Expectations-based mechanisms – An interventionist account
LEONARDO IVAROLA / GUSTAVO MARQUÉS………..…………………….…… ……..99

 

A teleological causal mechanism for economics: Socio-economic machines
RICARDO F. CRESPO………….……………..……….…………………..……………..123

 

On economics and the impossibility of its reduction to physics
RICARDO J. GÓMEZ ………………………..……..……….……..………….…………..139

 

The ways of scientific representation: Models, maps and reality
DIEGO WEISMAN / GERMÁN THEFS………..………..……….……………..…………161

 

A critical look at critical realism
AGUSTINA BORELLA…………………….…..……………….……………..………….183

 

Mill, Hausman and the traditional method in neoclassical economics
ANDRÉS LAZZARINI …………………………………………………………..………..209

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