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Against Mechanism: Methodology for an Evolutionary Economics

A. Allan Schmid and Paul Thompson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 0 words.

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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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Better to be rough and relevant than to be precise and irrelevant: Reddaway's legacy to economics

Ajit Singh.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 8533 words.

Professor W. B. Reddaway (known to friends and colleagues as Brian Reddaway) was an exceptional economist who had a huge influence on how economics in Cambridge has been taught and...

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Chapter 18 of The General Theory ‘further analysed’: economics as a way of thinking

Anna M. Carabelli and Mario A. Cedrini.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Individual Economists; Economic Methodology. 14955 words.

This paper revisits chapter 18 of Keynes’s The General Theory in the light of A Treatise on Probability. It shows that the notions of cause and independence used to discuss the...

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Coase’s choice of methodology

Elodie Bertrand.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Individual Economists; Economic Methodology. 16006 words.

This paper examines the nature of Ronald H. Coase’s realism by considering the relationship between theories and facts in his methodology. I focus especially on Coase’s criticisms of...

Comments on the Philosophical Foundations of Economics

Charles V. Blatz.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 0 words.

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Consequences, Rights, and Virtues: Ethical Foundations for Applied Economics

E. Wesley F. Peterson and George C. Davis.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 0 words.

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The Constitution and Nature of Money

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; Economic History; Economic Systems; Capitalist Systems. 14631 words.

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I take the opportunity to elaborate and clarify the positioning theory of money in response to the critique of it provided by Geoffrey Ingham.

The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economics

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Systems; General Economics and Teaching; Economic Methodology; Economics; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics; Economic History; Financial Institutions and Services; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems; Individual Economists. 11027 words.

The current crisis has triggered significant debate concerning economic theory and policy. Largely absent from this debate is an informed discussion of the methods used by economists in...

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Debt as Money

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; Economic History; Economic Systems; Capitalist Systems. 10836 words.

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Money is positioned bank debt. This is a thesis I have previously defended in this journal. In the current paper, I elaborate the thesis and provide...

Development Economics and Method: A Quarter Century of ABCDE

Kaushik Basu and Andrew Foster.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economic Methodology; General Economics. 2882 words.

This, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) and also of the Washington Consensus, is a good time to take stock of development...

Engineering and the dual nature of technical artefacts

Peter Kroes.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 6330 words.

An analysis of the descriptions of technical artefacts by engineers shows that they use structural and functional concepts in their descriptions. On the basis of this I argue that engineers...

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Environmental law & the limits of markets

Jonathan Benson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; Tort Law. 8986 words.

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A number of writers have drawn on Hayek’s epistemic defence of market institutions to argue that free-markets and tort law are best placed to overcome...

Forward-looking contrast explanation, illustrated using the Great Moderation

Jamie Morgan.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economics; Economic Methodology; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 13014 words.

In Reorienting Economics, Lawson introduces the concept of contrast explanation, initially defined using the question form ‘why x, rather than y?’ where it is a surprising or unexpected...

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The great crash of 2008 and the reform of economics

Geoffrey M. Hodgson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; General Economics; Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 8192 words.

The 2008 economic crash led to remarkable shifts of opinion among world leaders. Does this crisis create favourable conditions for the reform and revitalisation of economics itself—from a...

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How monist is heterodoxy?

Rogier De Langhe.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Methodology. 6832 words.

Some heterodox economists, most notably Tony Lawson, have come under suspicion of not being true pluralists, but ‘strategic pluralists’: their advocacy of pluralism is thought to be merely...

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Husbandry: a (feminist) reclamation of masculine responsibility for care

Julie A. Nelson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 7955 words.

While extremely important and revolutionary, much feminist work on the economics of care has risked reinforcing an association of care with only women and with only women’s traditional...

Interdependence through time: relationships in post-Keynesian thought and the care literature

Colin Danby.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 7902 words.

Does Hyman Minsky's ‘general interdependence through time’ have anything to do with Carol Gilligan's ‘narrative of relationships that extends over time’? Both post-Keynesian theory and the...

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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...

Is geographical economics imperializing economic geography?

Uskali Mäki and Caterina Marchionni.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2011; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; General Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology. 10065 words.

Geographical economics (also known as the ‘new economic geography’) is an approach developed within economics dealing with space and geography, issues previously neglected by the mainstream...

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