Method and Appraisal in Economics
CUP Archive, Nov 6, 1980 - Business & Economics - 229 pages
The central problem of the essays in this volume is the problem of theory appraisal in economics. In the history of economic theory we find few widely recognised theoretical achievements and in the history of the methodology of economics we find little agreement concerning the standards by which we should judge a theory as an improvement on its predecessors.
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A research programme in economics 1
the death and resurrection
Schools revolutions and research programmes in
Kuhn versus Lakatos or Paradigms versus research programmes
On the history and philosophy of science and economics
Revolutions in economics
Adam Smith American Economic Review analysis appraisal assumptions basic behaviour catallactics Chamberlin classical computational concept cost criteria critical decision decision-making degenerating demand economic theory economists empirical equilibrium example explanation fact factor prices factor proportions falsifiability falsificationism falsificationist firm formal Friedman Growth of Knowledge hard core Heckscher-Ohlin theorem history of economics history of science hypotheses Imre Lakatos Keynes Keynes's Keynesian economics Keynesian revolution Kuhn Kuhn's Kuhnian Lakatos Lakatos's Lakatosian Latsis Leijonhufvud Leontief paradox limit price logical Machlup marginal marginal revolution maximisation methodology microeconomics monopolistic competition MSRP Nafplion natural sciences neo-Walrasian neoclassical Ohlin oligopoly orthodox output paradigm perfect competition Philosophy of Science physics Political Economy Popper positive heuristic prediction prescriptions presupposition principle problem procedural rationality processes production profits protective belt psychology question rational reconstruction Ravetz refutations relevant research programme Samuelson scientists single-exit Sir Karl situational determinism social sciences structure substantive rationality testable theoretical tion