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Fact and fiction in economics: models, realism, and social construction

Author: Mäki, Uskali Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 384 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780521009577Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HB131 .F33 2002
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Fact and Fiction in Economics Models, Realism and Social Construction Contents Notes on the contributors Preface I Introduction 1 The dismal queen of the social sciences USKALI MAKI II Setting the scene 2 Ugly currents in modern economics MARK BLAUG 3 Modern economics and its critics PARTHA DASGUPTA 4 Some nonreasons for nonrealism about economics USKALI MAKI III Economic models and economic reality 5 Credible worlds: the status of theoretical models in economics ROBERT SUGDEN 6 The limits of causal order, from economics to physics NANCY CARTWRIGHT 7 Econometrics and reality KEVIN D. HOOVER 8 Models, stories, and the economic world MARY S. MORGAN 9 Economic models and reality: the role of informal scientific methods ROGER E. BACKHOUSE 10 Truthlikeness and economic theories ILKKA NIINILUOTO ix xv 3 35 57 90 107 137 152 178 202 214 IV The constitution of economic reality 11 Rational choice, functional selection, and "empty black boxes" PHILIP PETTIT 12 The reality of common cultures SHAUN P. HARGREAVES HEAP 13 Collective acceptance and collective attitudes: on the social construction of social reality RAIMO TUOMELA AND WOLFGANG BALZER 14 Hayek and cultural evolution BRUCE CALDWELL 15 Putting evidence in its place: John Mill's early struggles with "facts in the concrete" NEIL DE MARCHI V The institutions of economics 16 You shouldn't want a realism if you have a rhetoric DEIRDRE N. McCLOSKEY 17 The more things change, the more they stay the same: social realism in contemporary science studies D. WADE HANDS 18 Economists: truth-seekers or rent-seekers? JESUS P. ZAMORA BONILLA Index 231 257 269 285 304 329 341 356 376

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