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    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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    Roberto Fumagalli (forthcoming). Five Theses on Neuroeconomics. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-20.
    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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    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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    Tyler Cowen & Robin Hanson (forthcoming). Are Disagreements Honest. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). The Idea of Public Reasoning:" The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen [Review]. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). Economists' Dreams: Review of Machine Dreams by Phillip Mirowski. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
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  7. T. Knudsen (forthcoming). General Selection Theory and Economic Evolution: The Price Equation and the Genotype/Phenotype Distinction, Forthcoming In. Journal of Economic Methodology.
  8. Alexander Krauss (forthcoming). The Scientific Limits of Understanding the Relationship Between Complex Social Phenomena: The Case of Democracy and Inequality. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-13.
    This paper outlines the methodological and empirical limitations of analysing the potential relationship between complex social phenomena such as democracy and inequality. It shows that the means to assess how they may be related is much more limited than recognised in the existing literature that is laden with contradictory hypotheses and findings. Better understanding our scientific limitations in studying this potential relationship is important for research and policy because many leading economists and other social scientists such as Acemoglu and Robinson (...)
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    Alexander Krauss (forthcoming). The Scientific Limits of Understanding the Relationship Between Complex Social Phenomena: The Case of Democracy and Inequality. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-13.
    This paper outlines the methodological and empirical limitations of analysing the potential relationship between complex social phenomena such as democracy and inequality. It shows that the means to assess how they may be related is much more limited than recognised in the existing literature that is laden with contradictory hypotheses and findings. Better understanding our scientific limitations in studying this potential relationship is important for research and policy because many leading economists and other social scientists such as Acemoglu and Robinson (...)
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  10. Axel Leijonhufvud (forthcoming). Theories and Models. Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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    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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  12. Robert Solow (forthcoming). Review of Thomas Mayer's Truth and Precision in Economics. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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