Year:

  1.  6
    Historical Models and Economic Syllogisms.Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):68-82.
    This paper proposes a classification of economic models into three types: historical, axiomatic and conditional. Historical or empirical models utilize the historical-deductive method, and are generalizations from the economic regularities and tendencies that we find in the real world. Axiomatic models utilize the hypothetical-deductive method; they are syllogisms whose major premise is an axiom – a self-evident truth; they are appropriate for methodological sciences such as mathematics and econometrics. Conditional economic models are likewise syllogisms, but they are suitable for economics (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  2
    Models as Speech Acts: The Telling Case of Financial Models.Nicolas Brisset - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):21-41.
    This paper intends to bring Austinian themes into methodological discussion about models. Using Austinian conceptual vocabulary, I argue that models perform actions in and outside of the academic field. This multiplicity of fields induces a variety of felicity conditions and types of performed actions. If for example, an inference from a model is judged according to some epistemological criteria in the scientific field, the representation of the world which the model carries will not be judged by the same criteria outside (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3.  4
    Varieties of Paternalism and the Heterogeneity of Utility Structures.Glenn W. Harrison & Don Ross - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):42-67.
    A principal source of interest in behavioral economics has been its advertised contributions to policies aimed at ‘nudging’ people away from allegedly natural but self-defeating behavior toward patterns of response thought more likely to improve their welfare. This has occasioned controversies among economists and philosophers around the normative limits of paternalism, especially by technical policy advisors. One recent suggestion has been that ‘boosting,’ in which interventions aim to enhance people’s general cognitive skills and representational repertoires instead of manipulating their choice (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4.  6
    What is Macroeconomic Causality?Tobias Henschen - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):1-20.
    The paper aims to develop an adequate account of macroeconomic causality. It discusses the definition that is central to Woodward’s interventionist account and the definitions that can be extracted from Hoover’s remarks on privileged parameterization and from the potential outcome approach that Angrist and Kuersteiner have introduced into macroeconomics more recently. The definition to be defended can be regarded as the gist that is common to all three definitions when they are relieved of overly restrictive conditions. It says that X (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  5.  4
    Understanding and Defining Institutions: The Contribution of Francesco Gual. [REVIEW]Geoffrey M. Hodgson - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):111-116.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  6.  2
    Is ‘New’ Behavioral Economics ‘Mainstream’?Alexandre Truc - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):83-104.
    When comparing ‘new’ and ‘old’ behavioral economics, many argue that ‘new’ BE has close ties with what is often called ‘mainstream’ economics. The aim of this paper is to reframe the ‘old’ vs. ‘new’ BE debate and investigate the nature of the relationship between psychologists, behavioral economists, and ‘mainstream’ economists. This will lead us to develop the concept of ‘space of interaction’, building on Galison’s metaphor of ‘trading zones’, to emphasize the role of outsiders, strategic thinking, and negotiation in ‘new’ (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  7.  2
    A Peircean Perspective on Integrating Economics and Evolutionary Theory. [REVIEW]James R. Wible - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):105-111.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues