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Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

Autor: Harold Ross
SKU: OUP89254

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a reference work on philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists.

Contributions in the book are thus closely tied to on-going theoretical and empirical concerns in economics. Contributors include both philosophers of science and economists.

Articles fall into three general categories: received views in philosophy of economics, on-going controversies in microeconomics, and issues in modeling, macroeconomics, and development.

Specific topics include methodology, game theory, experimental economics, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, computational economics, data mining, interpersonal comparisons of utility, measurement of welfare and well-being, growth theory and development, and microfoundations of macroeconomics.




1. Introduction: The new philosophy of economics

Part I – Received views in philosophy of economics
2. Laws, Causation, and economics methodology
3. If economics is a science, what kind of a science is it?
4. Realistic realism about unrealistic models
5. Why there is (as yet) no such thing as an economics of knowledge

Part II – Microeconomics
6. Rationality and indeterminacy
7. Experimental investigations of social preferences
8. Competing conceptions of the individual in recent economics
9. Integrating the dynamics of multiscale economic agency
10. Methodological issues in experimental design and interpretation
11. Progress in economics: Lessons from the spectrum auctions
12. Advancing evolutionary explanations in economics: the limited usefulness of tinbergen,s four-question classification

Part III – Modeling, Macroeconomics, and development
13. Computational economics
14. Microfoundations and the ontology of macroeconomics
15. Causality, invariance, and policy
16. The miracle of the Septuagint and the promise of data mining in economics
17. Explaining growth
18. Segmented labor market models in developing countries

Part IV – Welfare
19. What is welfare and how can we measure it?
20. Interpersonal comparison of utility
21. Subjective measures of well-being: philosophical perspectives
22. Facts and values in modern economics
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