New and Published Books
1-10 of 16 results in Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology
This new book, under the impressive editorship of Thomas Boylan and Paschal O'Gorman, explores a number of major themes central to the work of Karl Popper. The tensions that have resulted from Popperian thought are well documented. How can mainstream orthodox economics be falsifiable while...
Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge
Bringing Positive Economics Back into the Normative Framework
When President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher adopted the neoliberal doctrine as the paradigm of economics, there was no evidence that the move would have been successful, but thirty years on, the recurrent crises that culminated in 2008 suggest a serious mis-match between expectations and...
Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge
Discourse Ethics in Economics
The rhetoric of economics has long claimed scientific objectivity, however the late, great economist Joan Robinson argued that ‘the purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.’ This unique...
Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge
This book brings together, for the first time, philosophers of pragmatism and economists interested in methodological questions. The main theoretical thrust of Dewey is to unite inquiry with behavior and this book's contributions assess this insight in the light of developments in modern American...
Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge
This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA...
Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge
Towards a More Evidence–Based Methodology
What is the correct concept behind measures of inflation? Does money cause business activity or is it the other way around? Shall we stimulate growth by raising aggregate demand or rather by lowering taxes and thereby providing incentives to produce? Policy-relevant questions such as these are of...
Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge
How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences
This is a book about one of the most controversial concepts in economics: the invisible hand. The author explores the unintended social consequences implied by the invisible hand and discusses the mechanisms that bring about these consequences.The book questions, examines and explicates the...
Published November 23rd 2009 by Routledge
Economics is often defined as the science of choice or human action. But choice and action are essentially mental phenomena, an aspect rarely mentioned in the economics discourse. Choice, while not always a conscious or rational process, is held to involve beliefs, desires, intentions and...
Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge
A study by the method of rational reconstruction
Originally published over two decades ago, this classic text within the philosophy of economics is a tour de force against revealed preference. It critically examines the research programme carried out by the Nobel Prize winner Paul Samuelson on the revealed preference approach to the theory of...
Published February 18th 2009 by Routledge
The End of Value-Free Economics
To Be Published June 5th 2014
Representation and Structure in Economics: The Methodology of Econometric Models of the Consumption Function
To Be Published June 27th 2014
Philosophy of Mathematics and Economics Reconsidered: New Directions for Economics Methodology
To Be Published July 29th 2014
Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique
To Be Published August 14th 2014