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Foundations of Research in Economics: How Do Economists Do Economics?

Advances in Economic Methodology Series

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 19th Sep 1996
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm
Weight: 616g
ISBN-10: 1858981638
ISBN-13: 9781858981635
Barcode No: 9781858981635
This stimulating and authoritative book features original essays from leading scholars in the discipline - each of whom addresses the question: how should economists do economics? What emerges is a diverse, constructive commentary on how economics is done and how it should be done. Leading thinkers from a wide variety of perspectives and fields address issues such as the scope of economics, the corpus of theory and its stature, the process of theory construction, the place of mathematical formalism, the role of quantitative analysis, the place of institutions in economic analysis, and, inter alia, technical methods of research. Foundations of Research in Economics: How do Economists do Economics? brings together some of the leading figures from many different schools of thought. This volume ranges across all aspects of professional discourse, ensuring that it will be widely read by economists active in many different areas of research while being of particular interest to economic theorists, methodologists and historians of economics.

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`Do read this volume if you want to be stimulated and entertained.' -- Christopher Bliss, The Economic Journal `The volume contains many interesting and inspiring articles. . . . provides some methodological reflections as well as hands-on advice on how to do economics.' -- Axel Schimmelpfennig, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Review of World Economics `. . . the editors deserve the thanks of the profession for gathering this interesting collection of ideas about the proper manner(s) of doing economics from some of the more important participants in the process.' -- Melvin W. Reder, Journal of Economic Literature `Medema and Samuels have put together a valuable collection that highlights the richness of methodological diversity.' -- Sherryl Davis Kasper, Journal of Economic Issues