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  1.  2
    The Institutional Preconditions of Homo Economicus.Eduard Braun - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):231-246.
    Most economists are aware that homo economicus is not a ‘conception of man,’ but only a useful assumption. Still, homo economicus is usually interpreted as an assumption about individual agents. It...
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    Models as ‘Analytical Similes’: On Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's Contribution to Economic Methodology.Quentin Couix - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):165-185.
    This paper investigates the methodology of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and his conception of economic models as analytical similes. His approach has received little attention from mathematical econom...
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  3. Savage’s Response to Allais as Broomean Reasoning.Franz Dietrich, Antonios Staras & Robert Sugden - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2).
    Savage famously contravened his own theory when first confronting the Allais Paradox, but then convinced himself that he had made an error. We examine the formal structure of Savage’s ‘error-correcting’ reasoning in the light of (i) behavioural economists’ claims to identify the latent preferences of individuals who violate conventional rationality requirements and (ii) Broome’s critique of arguments which presuppose that rationality requirements can be achieved through reasoning. We argue that Savage’s reasoning is not vulnerable to Broome’s critique, but does not (...)
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    A Con Artist or the Father of Revolutionary Ideas? James Forder’s Recent Book on Milton Friedman.Peter Galbács - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):250-253.
    James Forder, professor of political economy at Balliol College, University of Oxford, is one of the most well-known and distinguished figures in the contemporary historiography of economics. His p...
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    Multiple Models, One Explanation.Chiara Lisciandra & Johannes Korbmacher - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):186-206.
    We develop an account of how mutually inconsistent models of the same target system can provide coherent information about the system. Our account makes use of ideas from the debate surrounding rob...
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    To Incriminate, to Apologize or to Excuse? Finance and the Uncertainty Conundrum.Daniel Seabra Lopes - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):247-249.
    Let us suppose we could simply divide all social scientists studying finance into two main ideal-types: those who, writing from an anti-capitalistic perspective, are critically destructive; and tho...
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    Abstraction and Closure: A Methodological Discussion of Distribution-Led Growth.Michalis Nikiforos - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (2):207-230.
    This paper presents a methodological discussion of two recent ‘endogeneity critiques’ of the Kaleckian model and the concept of distribution-led growth. From a neo-Keynesian perspective, it is crit...
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    Back to the Big Picture.Anna Alexandrova, Robert Northcott & Jack Wright - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):54-59.
    We distinguish between two different strategies in methodology of economics. The big picture strategy, dominant in the twentieth century, ascribed to economics a unified method and evaluated this m...
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    Retreat From Normativism.Marcel Boumans - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):60-66.
    In economic methodology, a complete turn to practice is hampered by a broadly shared normative stance towards practice. The root of this normativism is Platonism. Platonism presupposes in essence a...
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    Introduction: Economic Methodology and Philosophy of Economics Twenty Years Since the Millennium.John Davis & D. Wade Hands - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):1-2.
    The papers in this special symposium issue of the Journal of Economic Methodology advance a variety of perspectives on the current state and possible future development of economic methodology and...
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    Economic Methodology, the Philosophy of Economics and the Economy: Another Turn?Sheila Dow - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):46-53.
    This contribution considers how economic methodology and the philosophy of economics have evolved in the light of real experience in the economy. Philosophical and methodological discourse about ec...
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    Theories of Well-Being and Well-Being Policy: A View From Methodology.Roberto Fumagalli - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):124-133.
    In the recent well-being literature, various theory-free accounts of well-being have been proposed to ground informative evaluations of policies’ welfare implications without relying on any specifi...
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    How-Possibly Explanations in Economics: Anything Goes?Till Grüne-Yanoff & Philippe Verreault-Julien - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):114-123.
    The recent literature on economic models has rejected the traditional requirement that their epistemic value necessary depended on them offering actual explanations of phenomena. Contributors to that literature have argued that many models do not aim at providing how-actually explanations, but instead how-possibly explanations. However, how to assess the epistemic value of HPEs remains an open question. We present a programmatic approach to answering it. We first introduce a conceptual framework that distinguishes how-actually explanations from how-possibly explanations and that further (...)
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    On Letting Serious Crises Go to Waste.Francesco Guala - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):40-45.
    Although the philosophy of economics has thrived during periods of crisis, it is by no means clear that it will continue to do so. Have philosophers of economics wasted important opportunities duri...
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    Philosophy of Economics: Past and Future.Daniel M. Hausman - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):14-22.
    This essay offers a history of the development of philosophy of economics from the 1830s until today, with a personal perspective on the developments of the last four decades. It argues that change...
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    The Helsinki Approach to Economic Methodology, or, How to Espouse the Mainstream?Aki Lehtinen - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):79-87.
    This paper provides metaphilosophical reflections on economic methodology by way of discussing the ‘Helsinki approach’. This approach combines the study of the practice of economics with an endeavo...
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    The Field: Tasks, Pasts, Futures.Uskali Mäki - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):3-13.
    The paper sketches a story about how and why the field of economic methodology / philosophy of economics emerged, and how it has evolved intellectually and ins...
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    Values in Economics: A Recent Revival with a Twist.Magdalena Małecka - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):88-97.
    This article reviews the relatively recent trend in economic methodology that consists in bringing insights from the debate in philosophy of science on values in science in order to analyse value-l...
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    Co-Production and Economics: Insights From the Constructive Use of Experimental Games in Adaptive Resource Management.Michiru Nagatsu - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):134-142.
    I envision new directions in the methodology of experimental games in the field of developmental, environmental and resource economics. Although there have been extensive discussions on experimenta...
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    Economics and Community Knowledge-Making.Julie A. Nelson - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):107-113.
    Knowledge-making is a social activity. In this essay, I discuss how the economics discipline may be becoming a bit more cognizant of this fact, even though it goes against a long habit of imagining...
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    Economic Methodology in 2020: Looking Forward, Looking Back.Don Ross - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):32-39.
    I appraise some areas of recent achievement in economic methodology by identifying four topics on which there will likely be heavy exogenously generated demand for methodological innovation over co...
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    Economic Methodology: A Bibliometric Perspective.Alexandre Truc, François Claveau & Olivier Santerre - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):67-78.
    Using tools from social network analysis, we study citation patterns since the early 1990s in the two most important journals in economic methodology. We mostly focus...
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    What Are We Up To?Jack Vromen - 2021 - Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1):23-31.
    Even though one of the founding aspirations of our field was to foster mutually beneficial exchanges between economics and philosophy, economists never paid much attention to our work. Now that pra...
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