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  1. Lawrence Boland (forthcoming). Kuhn Vs. Popper by Way of Lakatos and the Cold War. Journal of Economic Methodology.
    David Hume’s Treatise on Human Nature famously fell `deadborn from the press’ because it was too far ahead of its time. Basu’s book is one of a number published in recent years that suggest we are at last ready to put its precepts into action.1 Modern game theory provides a framework that makes Hume’s insights genuinely applicable, and I totaly agree with Basu that this is not only the right way forward, but that it now looksincreasingly likely that this is (...)
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  2. Roberto Fumagalli (forthcoming). Five Theses on Neuroeconomics. Journal of Economic Methodology.
    Over the last decade, neuroeconomic research has attracted increasing attention by economic modellers and methodologists. In this paper, I examine five issues about neuroeconomic modelling and methodology that have recently been subject to considerable controversy. For each issue, I explicate and appraise prominent neuroeconomists’ findings, focusing on those that are claimed to directly inform economic theorizing. Moreover, I assess often-made assertions concerning how neuroeconomic research putatively advances the economic modelling of choice. In doing so, I combine review and critical arguments (...)
     
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  3. D. Wade Hands (forthcoming). Introduction to Symposium on Terence Hutchison and Economic Methodology. Journal of Economic Methodology.
    The article presents the author's perspectives regarding the book "The Significance and Basic Postulates of Economic Theory," by Terence Wilmot Hutchison. He emphasizes two important general themes that emerge from the symposium in total, the great breadth of Hutchison's contribution to economic methodology and a brief introduction on the four individual papers. He mentions some people including Roger Backhouse, John Hart and Ross Emmett as well as the comments of each about Hutchison's works.
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  4. Ivan Boldyrev & Alexey Ushakov (forthcoming). Adjusting the Model to Adjust the World: Constructive Mechanisms in Postwar General Equilibrium Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-19.
    Economic methodologists most often study the relations between models and reality while focusing on the issues of the model's epistemic relevance in terms of its relation to the ‘real world’ and representing the real world in a model. We complement the discussion by bringing the model's constructive mechanisms or self-implementing technologies in play. By this, we mean the elements of the economic model that are aimed at ‘implementing’ it by envisaging the ways to change the reality in order to bring (...)
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  5. Tyler Cowen & Robin Hanson (forthcoming). Are Disagreements Honest. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  6. John Davis (forthcoming). The Idea of Public Reasoning:" The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen [Review]. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  7. John Davis (forthcoming). Economists' Dreams: Review of Machine Dreams by Phillip Mirowski. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  8. Stavros Drakopoulos & Ioannis Katselidis (forthcoming). From Edgeworth to Econophysics: A Methodological Perspective. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-19.
    Although most of the marginalist economists' methodology was influenced by nineteenth-century classical physics, the work of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth represents the highest point of classical physics influence to the development of mainstream economic methodology. Subsequent leading theorists were not as explicit, although economic theory continued to be influenced by physics as the work of Pareto, Fisher and Samuelson indicates. However, the physics methodological framework has made a recent reappearance in the relatively new field of econophysics. Although there are a few (...)
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  9. Camila Orozco Espinel (forthcoming). Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-6.
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  10. Nicola Giocoli (forthcoming). Old Lady Charm: Explaining the Persistent Appeal of Chicago Antitrust. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-27.
    The paper deals with the mysterious persistence of the Chicago approach as the main analytical engine driving antitrust enforcement in American courts. While the approach has been almost completely replaced in contemporary industrial economics by the so-called Post-Chicago view, Chicago arguments still permeate antitrust case law at all judicial levels. Chicago’s rise to dominance was allegedly due to the superiority of its economic analysis. Why did the Post-Chicago approach, which is supposed to have a clear analytical edge, fail to do (...)
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  11. Till Grüne-Yanoff (forthcoming). A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and its Evolution. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-6.
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  12. D. Wade Hands (forthcoming). Reflecting on Three Reviews of Reflection Without Rules. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  13. D. Wade Hands (forthcoming). The Philosophy of Natural Science Takes an Economic Turn: Review of Philip Kitcher's The Advancement of Science: Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
  14. T. Knudsen (forthcoming). General Selection Theory and Economic Evolution: The Price Equation and the Genotype/Phenotype Distinction, Forthcoming In. Journal of Economic Methodology.
  15. Axel Leijonhufvud (forthcoming). Theories and Models. Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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  16. Nicholas J. Mangee (forthcoming). A Kuhnian Perspective on Asset Pricing Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-18.
    This article argues that the field of asset pricing theory is undergoing a scientific revolution in Kuhnian terms. The orthodox view is one of determinate change in causal processes and inherent stability whereby financial markets, left unfettered, allocate nearly perfectly society's scare capital. However, decades of mounting anomalous evidence against the implications of stable causal processes perpetuated by conventional models based on efficient markets and the rational expectations hypothesis have paved the way for alternative avenues of research. Although various approaches (...)
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  17. Steven G. Medema (forthcoming). Economic Rebel in Retrospect. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-4.
    Mark Blaug's contributions to economics were many and significant. This essay provides a review of Mark Blaug: Rebel with Many Causes , edited by Marcel Boumans and Matthias Klaes, which collects papers from a set of conferences organized in Blaug's memory.
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  18. Michiru Nagatsu (forthcoming). Philosophy of Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-6.
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  19. Attilia Ruzzene (forthcoming). The Limits of Inference Without Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-6.
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  20. Armin W. Schulz (forthcoming). Firms, Agency, and Evolution. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-20.
    A recent trend in economics has been to appeal to evolutionary theory when addressing various open questions in the subject. I here further investigate one particular such appeal to evolutionary biology: the argument that, since markets select firms as coherent units, firms should be seen to be genuine economic agents. To assess this argument, I present a model of firm/office selection in a competitive market, and show that there are cases where markets can select for firms/offices as collective units – (...)
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  21. Paul Shaffer (forthcoming). Structured Causal Pluralism in Poverty Analysis. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-18.
    This article illustrates Sheila Dow's notion of ‘structured pluralism’ drawing on a recent empirical body of literature in which multiple research, or ‘Q-Squared’, approaches to causal analysis of poverty analysis have been used in the Global South. It maintains that understanding linguistic differences between schools of thought is quite integral to methodologically-aware critique and to improved methodological practice. The various strands in the Q2 literature together provide a case for methodological pluralism based on claims that knowledge is partial, empirical adjudication (...)
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  22. Robert Solow (forthcoming). Review of Thomas Mayer's Truth and Precision in Economics. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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  23. Vlad Tarko (forthcoming). The Challenge of Empirically Assessing the Effects of Constitutions. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-31.
    Mutually supporting methodologies are necessary for building a convincing case establishing a particular effect. Strengths and weaknesses of four empirical methods are discussed. Econometric methods quantify the relative importance of different factors and may assess the time frame over which constitutions matter, but have difficulties in dealing with nonlinear interactions among constitutional and cultural details. Cluster analysis can be a pre-requisite to other methods, and an analytic method in itself, useful for identifying the details that really matter and discovering surprising (...)
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  24. K. Vela Velupillai & Stefano Zambelli (forthcoming). Simulation, Computation and Dynamics in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-27.
    Computation and Simulation have always played a role in economics – whether it be pure economic theory or any variant of applied, especially policy-oriented, macro- and microeconomics or what has increasingly come to be called empirical or experimental economics. Computations and simulations are also intrinsically dynamic. This triptych – computation, simulation and dynamic – is given natural foundations, mainly as a result of developments in the mathematics underpinnings in the potentials of computing, using digital technology. A running theme in this (...)
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