1st Edition

Why Economics is Not Yet a Science





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ISBN 9780873322652
Published January 1, 1983 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1983.  A collection of papers directed at those outside the field of Economics, to open up discussions around the scientific worth of Economics.

Table of Contents

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ASKING WHETHER ECONOMICS IS A SCIENCE? MODERN EMPIRICISM AND QUANTUM-LEAP THEORIZING IN ECONOMICS, IDEOLOGY, METHODOLOGY, AND NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS, A BEHAVIORAL THEORY OF ECONOMISTS’ BEHAVIOR, THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY MAINSTREAM MACROECONOMICS: VISION, IDEOLOGY, AND THEORY, HOW ECONOMISTS MISUSE MATHEMATICS, INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS: TOWARD PROGRESS IN ECONOMIC SCIENCE, WHY ECONOMICS IS NOT YET A SCIENCE

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Biography

Alfred S. Eichner, Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, is the author of The Megacorp and Oligopoly and the editor of A Guide to Post-Keynesian Theory.