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  1. Roger E. Backhouse (2012). Economics is a Serious and Difficult Subject. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):231-241.
    This paper argues that by focusing on simple problems that can be resolved by the use of simple economic logic, usually involving the assumption that agents are rational, the economics-as-fun literature inevitably distracts from more difficult problems that are harder to solve and which may need to be tackled in different ways and may create a bias towards solutions that rely on the market.
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  2. Roger E. Backhouse (2011). New Directions in Economics and the Philosophy of Economics? The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (3):305-311.
  3. Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman (2011). 18 Methodological Issues in Keynesian Macroeconomics. In J. B. Davis & D. W. Hands (eds.), Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar Publishers. 437.
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  4. Roger E. Backhouse (2010). Methodology in Action. Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (1):3-15.
    This essay addresses the question, raised by Frank Hahn, of whether the study, by economists, of economic methodology is in practice beneficial. After considering what this statement could mean, and discussing the example of Lionel Robbins, it draws a number of conclusions: that methodological statements have unintended, context-dependent consequences, and that these may result from factors that should have nothing to do with economics.
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  5. Roger E. Backhouse (2009). An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets , Donald MacKenzie. Mit Press, 2006, X + 377 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 25 (1):99-106.
  6. Roger E. Backhouse (2009). An Unfinished Manuscript by Terence Hutchison. Journal of Economic Methodology 16 (3):293-296.
    An introduction to the last article on which Terence Hutchison worked, now published under the title, ?A formative decade: methodological controversy in the 1930s?, explaining what is known about its writing, and a brief summary of such biographical information and information about his work as is necessary to understand its significance.
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  7. Roger E. Backhouse & Matthias Klaes (2009). Applying Economics, Using Evidence. Journal of Economic Methodology 16 (2):139-144.
    Traditionally, evidence in economics has been seen in the context of theory choice. Much of recent methodological debate on the role of evidence has turned on the recognition that the status and role of evidence is somewhat more involved in economics than the conventional wisdom suggests. Rather than approaching this question in general terms from a starting point of philosophy of science or even science studies, our aim in this introduction to a symposium of articles on evidence in economics is (...)
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  8. Roger E. Backhouse (2007). Introduction. Journal of Economic Methodology 14 (3):273-273.
  9. Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman (2006). 1 A Cunning Purchase: The Life and Work of Maynard Keynes. In R. E. Backhouse & B. W. Bateman (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Keynes. Cup. 1--18.
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  10. Roger E. Backhouse (2004). History and Equilibrium: A Partial Defense of Equilibrium Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):291-305.
    This paper responds to the argument, made by many heterodox economists, that equilibrium theory should be abandoned in favor of theories that pay more attention to history. It considers some of the main ways in which the concept of equilibrium has been understood in economics, and the reasons why there has been confusion in discussions of equilibrium. The conclusion is drawn that the focus should be less on equilibrium as a concept than on equilibrium analysis as a method, and limited (...)
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  11. Roger E. Backhouse (2004). Reflection Without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory, by Wade Hands. Cambridge University Press 2001, XI + 480 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):234-240.
  12. Roger E. Backhouse (2004). 9 The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. In John Bryan Davis & Alain Marciano (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy. Edward Elgar Pub.. 181.
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  13. Roger E. Backhouse (2002). Economic Models and Reality: The Role of Informal Scientific Methods. In Uskali Mäki (ed.), Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press. 202--213.
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  14. Roger E. Backhouse (2000). Symposium: Data Mining. Journal of Economic Methodology 7 (2):171-277.
  15. Roger E. Backhouse & Mary S. Morgan (2000). Introduction: Is Data Mining a Methodological Problem? Journal of Economic Methodology 7 (2):171-181.
    This survey of the symposium papers argues that the problem of data mining should be of interest to both practicing econometricians and specialists in economic methodology. After summarizing some of the main points to arise in the symposium, it draws on recent work in the philosophy of science to point to parallels between data mining and practices engaged in routinely by experimental scientists. These suggest that data mining might be seen in a more positive light than conventional doubts about it (...)
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  16. Roger E. Backhouse (1997). An 'Inexact' Philosophy of Economics? Economics and Philosophy 13 (01):25-.
  17. Roger E. Backhouse (1996). Economics and the Antagonism of Time: Time, Uncertainty and Choice in Economic Theory, Douglas Vickers. University of Michigan Press, 1994, X + 272 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 12 (01):119-.
  18. Roger E. Backhouse (1995). An Empirical Philosophy of Economic Theory. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (1):111-121.
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  19. Roger E. Backhouse (1995). Review: An Empirical Philosophy of Economic Theory. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (1):111 - 121.
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  20. Roger E. Backhouse (1994). The Fixation of Economic Beliefs. Journal of Economic Methodology 1 (1):33-42.
  21. Roger E. Backhouse (1993). Lakatosian Perspectives on General Equilibrium Analysis. Economics and Philosophy 9 (02):271-.