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Essays on the nature and state of modern economics, Tony Lawson

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Essays on the nature and state of modern economics
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Essays on the nature and state of modern economics
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Tony Lawson
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Language
eng
Summary
What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline? And how did economics arrive at its current state? These and various cognate questions and concerns are systematically pursued in this new book by Tony Lawson. The result is a collection of previously published and new papers distinguished in providing the only comprehensive and coherent account of these issues currently available. The financial crisis has not only revealed weaknesses of the capitalist economy but also highlighted just how limited and impoverished is modern academic economics. Despite the failings of the latter being more widely acknowledged now than ever, there is still an enormous amount of confusion about their source and true nature. In this collection, Tony Lawson also identifies the causes of the discipline's failings and outlines a transformative solution to its deficiencies. Amongst other things, Lawson advocates for the adoption of a more historical and philosophical orientation to the study of economics, one that deemphasizes the current focus on mathematical modelling while maintaining a high level of analytical rigour. In so doing Lawson argues for a return to long term systematic and sustained projects, in the manner pursued by the likes of Marx, Veblen, Hayek and Keynes, concerned first and foremost with advancing our understanding of social reality. Overall, this forceful and persuasive collection represents a major intervention in the on-going debates about the nature, state and future direction of economics.--
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Lawson, Tony
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Economics as social theory
Series volume
40
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  • Economics
  • Economic policy
Label
Essays on the nature and state of modern economics, Tony Lawson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
1. Some fallacies or myths of modern economics -- 2. Modern economics: the problem and a solution -- 3. The nature of heterodox economics -- 4. What is this 'school' called neoclassical economics? -- 5. The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economce -- 6. Contemporary economics and the crisis -- 7. Mathematical modelling and ideology in the economics academy: competing explanations of the failings of the modern discipline -- 8. Tensions in modern economics: the case of equilibrium analysis -- 9. Soro's theory of reflexivity a critical comment -- 10. Ontology, modern economics, and pluralism -- 11. The varying fortunes of the project of mathematising economics: an evolutionary explanation
Control code
FIEb1771557x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781138851016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18311045
  • (DLC)18311045
  • (DLC)2014036834
  • (OCoLC)890676075
Label
Essays on the nature and state of modern economics, Tony Lawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Some fallacies or myths of modern economics -- 2. Modern economics: the problem and a solution -- 3. The nature of heterodox economics -- 4. What is this 'school' called neoclassical economics? -- 5. The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economce -- 6. Contemporary economics and the crisis -- 7. Mathematical modelling and ideology in the economics academy: competing explanations of the failings of the modern discipline -- 8. Tensions in modern economics: the case of equilibrium analysis -- 9. Soro's theory of reflexivity a critical comment -- 10. Ontology, modern economics, and pluralism -- 11. The varying fortunes of the project of mathematising economics: an evolutionary explanation
Control code
FIEb1771557x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781138851016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18311045
  • (DLC)18311045
  • (DLC)2014036834
  • (OCoLC)890676075

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