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Behind the model : a constructive critique of economic modeling, Peter Spiegler

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Behind the model : a constructive critique of economic modeling
Title
Behind the model
Title remainder
a constructive critique of economic modeling
Statement of responsibility
Peter Spiegler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This ambitious book looks 'behind the model' to reveal how economists use formal models to generate insights into the economy. Drawing on recent work in the philosophy of science and economic methodology, the book presents a novel framework for understanding the logic of economic modeling. It also reveals the ways in which economic models can mislead rather than illuminate. Importantly, the book goes beyond purely negative critique, proposing a concrete program of methodological reform to better equip economists to detect potential mismatches between their models and the targets of their inquiry. Ranging across economics, philosophy, and social science methods, and drawing on a variety of examples, including the recent financial crisis, Behind the Model will be of interest to anyone who has wondered how economics works - and why it sometimes fails so spectacularly.--
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1971-
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Spiegler, Peter
Dewey number
330.015195
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Strategies for social inquiry
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Econometric models
Label
Behind the model : a constructive critique of economic modeling, Peter Spiegler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. A Constructive Critique of Common Modeling Practice -- 1. Models and modeling -- 2. The use of mathematics in theoretical modeling -- 3. The use of mathematics in empirical modeling -- II. The Critique Applied -- 4. The new, new institutional economics -- 5. The financial crisis and economics -- III. A Reform Proposal -- 6. Why reform? -- 7. A reform proposal -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17751676
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9781107069664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905667890
Label
Behind the model : a constructive critique of economic modeling, Peter Spiegler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. A Constructive Critique of Common Modeling Practice -- 1. Models and modeling -- 2. The use of mathematics in theoretical modeling -- 3. The use of mathematics in empirical modeling -- II. The Critique Applied -- 4. The new, new institutional economics -- 5. The financial crisis and economics -- III. A Reform Proposal -- 6. Why reform? -- 7. A reform proposal -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17751676
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9781107069664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905667890

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