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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. 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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  3. D. Wade Hands (forthcoming). Normative Ecological Rationality: Normative Rationality in the Fast-and-Frugal-Heuristics Research Program. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-15.
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the normative interpretation of the fast-and-frugal research program and in particular to contrast it with the normative reading of rational choice theory and behavioral economics. The ecological rationality of fast-and-frugal heuristics is admittedly a form of normative naturalism (Gigerenzer and Sturm 2012) – it derives what agents “ought” to do from that which “is” ecologically rational – and the paper will examine how this differs from the normative rationality associated with rational choice (...)
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  4. Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos (forthcoming). Bounded Rationality: The Two Cultures. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-14.
    Research on bounded rationality has two cultures, which I call ‘idealistic’ and ‘pragmatic’. Technically, the cultures differ on whether they (1) build models based on normative axioms or empirical facts, (2) assume that people's goal is to optimize or to satisfice, (3) do not or do model psychological processes, (4) let parameters vary freely or fix them, (5) aim at explanation or prediction and (6) test models from one or both cultures. Each culture tells a story about people's rationality. The (...)
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  5. Paola Manzini & Marco Mariotti (forthcoming). Welfare Economics and Bounded Rationality: The Case for Model-Based Approaches. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-18.
    In this paper, we examine the problems facing a policy maker who observes inconsistent choices made by agents who are boundedly rational. We contrast a model-less and a model-based approach to welfare economics. We make the case for the model-based approach and examine its advantages as well as some problematic issues associated with it.
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  6. Don Ross (forthcoming). Psychological Versus Economic Models of Bounded Rationality. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-17.
    That the rationality of individual people is ‘bounded’ – that is, finite in scope and representational reach, and constrained by the opportunity cost of time – cannot reasonably be controversial as an empirical matter. In this context, the paper addresses the question as to why, if economics is an empirical science, economists introduce bounds on the rationality of agents in their models only grudgingly and partially. The answer defended in the paper is that most economists are interested primarily in markets (...)
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  7. Tyler Cowen & Robin Hanson (forthcoming). Are Disagreements Honest. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  8. John Davis (forthcoming). The Idea of Public Reasoning:" The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen [Review]. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  9. John Davis (forthcoming). Economists' Dreams: Review of Machine Dreams by Phillip Mirowski. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  10. D. Wade Hands (forthcoming). Reflecting on Three Reviews of Reflection Without Rules. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  11. 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.
  12. T. Knudsen (forthcoming). General Selection Theory and Economic Evolution: The Price Equation and the Genotype/Phenotype Distinction, Forthcoming In. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  13. Axel Leijonhufvud (forthcoming). Theories and Models. Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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  14. Robert Solow (forthcoming). Review of Thomas Mayer's Truth and Precision in Economics. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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