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How Economists Model the World into Numbers

By Marcel Boumans

Routledge – 2008 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

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    978-0-415-45930-3
    September 17th 2007
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    978-0-415-34621-4
    January 20th 2005

Description

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.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. A New Practice

3. Autonomy

4. Designs of Experiments

5. Measurement

6. Rigor

7. Conclusions

Name: How Economists Model the World into Numbers (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Marcel Boumans. 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...
Categories: Economic Theory & Philosophy, Political Economy