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Behavioural and experimental economics: are they really transforming economics?

Ana C. Santos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Methodology. 12876 words.

Behavioural and experimental economics are part of an increasingly pluralistic mainstream economics, sharing with other recently established research programmes the revision of fundamental...

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Economics as social engineering? Questioning the performativity thesis

Ana C. Santos and João Rodrigues.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology. 8989 words.

The social engineering ambitions of economics have never been so high. Economists are increasingly invited to construct markets from scratch or to design mechanisms that mimic the market....

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Finding equilibrium: how important is general equilibrium to the results of geographical economics?

Christopher S. Fowler.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2011; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; General Economics; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 11262 words.

This article proposes a version of the Core-Periphery model in which equilibrium is not assumed a priori, but may develop out of the choices of workers and firms. The research presented...

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Getting policy-makers to listen to field experiments

Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics. 14900 words.

We start with the premise that the greater use of field experiments in policy would lead to the more efficient use of scarce resources. This paper asks why field experiments are not used as...

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An interdisciplinary model for macroeconomics

A G Haldane and A E Turrell.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 13904 words.

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Macroeconomic modelling has been under intense scrutiny since the Great Financial Crisis, when serious shortcomings were exposed in the methodology...

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Methodology Update: Randomised Controlled Trials, Structural Models and the Study of Politics

Leonard Wantchekon and Jenny Guardado R..

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments. 7336 words.

This paper explores how the combined use of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Structural Models can improve the study of politics. We posit that randomized controlled trials can...

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Symbolic Mathematics Programs: A Tool for the Applied Economist

Brent A. Gloy and Paul V. Preckel.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Econometrics and Mathematical Economics; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 0 words.

The power of the symbolic mathematics program Maple is demonstrated for teaching topics from microeconomics (the benefits of portfolio diversification) and econometrics (a geometric...

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Time to reject the privileging of economic theory over empirical evidence? A reply to Lawson

Katarina Juselius.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2011; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; General Economics; Economic Methodology; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Econometric Modelling. 6903 words.

The present financial and economic crisis has revealed a systemic failure of academic economics and emphasised the need to re-think how to model economic phenomena. Tony Lawson seems...

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