How Economists Model the World into Numbers

By Marcel Boumans

© 2008 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. A New Practice

3. Autonomy

4. Designs of Experiments

5. Measurement

6. Rigor

7. Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory