This volume brings economics and methodology closer together through a series of six methodological case studies, each of which is discussed by practitioner in the relevant field, and a specialist in methodology. The objective is a better understanding of economics as a scientific discipline and insights into the way methodological discussion can inform practice. Among the topics discussed are: game theory, externalities, free riding, involuntary unemployment, the debate over stabilization policy, and the theory of consumer demand.
Palgrave Macmillan; December 1997
- ISBN: 9780230372276
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- Title: Economics and Methodology
Series: International Economic Association
- Author: Roger E. Backhouse (ed.); Daniel M. Hausman (ed.); Uskali Mäki (ed.); Andrea Salanti (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
ROGER E. BACKHOUSE is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham and an editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology.
DANIEL M. HAUSMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was one of the founding editors of the journal Economics and Philosophy.
USKALI MÄKI holds a Chair in the Philosophy of Science, with special reference to Economics, at the University of Rotterdam, and is an editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology and on the editorial board of Economics and Philosophy.
ANDREA SALANTI is Professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Methodology.