1st Edition

How Economists Model the World into Numbers

By Marcel Boumans Copyright 2005
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Economics is dominated by model building, therefore a comprehension of how such models work is vital to understanding the discipline. This book provides a critical analysis of the economist's favourite tool, and as such will be an enlightening read for some, and an intriguing one for others.

    1. Introduction
    2. A New Practice
    3. Autonomy
    4. Designs of Experiments
    5. Measurement
    6. Rigor
    7. Conclusions


    Marcel Boumans is Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.