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    Explorations in Economic Methodology: From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science.Roger Backhouse (ed.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    Is methodology fruitless? Intense controversy has resulted from attempts to understand economics through philosophy of science. This collection clarifies and responds to the issues raised, arguing that methodology is an essential activity.
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  2. The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology?Roger E. Backhouse - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Does economics hold the key to everything or does the recent financial crisis show that it has failed? This book provides an assessment of modern economics that cuts through the confusion and controversy on this question. Case studies of the creation of new markets, the Russian transition to capitalism, globalization, and money and finance establish that economics has been very successful where problems have been well defined and where the world can be changed to fit the theory, but that it (...)
     
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  3. 9 The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes.Roger E. Backhouse - 2004 - In John Bryan Davis & Alain Marciano (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy. Edward Elgar. pp. 181.
     
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    History and Equilibrium: A Partial Defense of Equilibrium Economics.Roger E. Backhouse - 2004 - 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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    An Empirical Philosophy of Economic Theory. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (1):111-121.
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    An ‘Inexact’ Philosophy of Economics?: Roger E. Backhouse.Roger E. Backhouse - 1997 - Economics and Philosophy 13 (1):25-37.
    The Inexact and Separate Science of Economics represents the most ambitious attempt to provide a systematic account of economic methodology since the first edition of Blaug's The Methodology of Economics. As such, it has been the subject of extensive critical commentary. For all the attention it has received, however, some important aspects of the book's thesis have not been developed properly. Two important ones are what might be called, following the terminology used in the experimental economics literature, the ‘framing effect’ (...)
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    Political Economy: History with the Politics Left Out?Roger Backhouse - 2012 - Historical Materialism 20 (3):24-38.
    This paper argues that Milonakis and Fine, in their bookFrom Political Economy to Economics, offer an account of history that systematically omits discussion of how economics has been shaped by the political and social context in which it developed. This contrasts with work by intellectual historians who have argued that such factors were crucial to understanding the history of economic ideas. It is ironic given that Milonakis and Fine are criticising economists for excluding the political and the social from economics.
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    The Fixation of Economic Beliefs.Roger E. Backhouse - 1994 - Journal of Economic Methodology 1 (1):33-42.
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    Introduction: Is Data Mining a Methodological Problem?Roger E. Backhouse & Mary S. Morgan - 2000 - 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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    An Unfinished Manuscript by Terence Hutchison.Roger E. Backhouse - 2009 - 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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    Methodology in Action.Roger E. Backhouse - 2010 - 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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    Review: An Empirical Philosophy of Economic Theory. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (1):111 - 121.
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    Reflection Without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory, by Wade Hands. Cambridge University Press 2001, XI + 480 Pages. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 2004 - Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):234-240.
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    Philip Mirowski. Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science. Vii+648 Pp., Tables, Refs., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. $35. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):769-771.
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    Economic Models and Reality: The Role of Informal Scientific Methods.Roger E. Backhouse - 2002 - In Uskali Mäki (ed.), Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 202--213.
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    Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science. [REVIEW]Roger Backhouse - 2003 - Isis 94:769-771.
  17. 1 A Cunning Purchase: The Life and Work of Maynard Keynes.Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman - 2006 - In R. E. Backhouse & B. W. Bateman (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Keynes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--18.
     
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    An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets , Donald MacKenzie. MIT Press, 2006, X + 377 Pages. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 2009 - Economics and Philosophy 25 (1):99-106.
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    Applying Economics, Using Evidence.Roger E. Backhouse & Matthias Klaes - 2009 - 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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    A Road Not Taken: Economists, Historians of Science, and the Making of the Bowman Report.Roger E. Backhouse & Harro Maas - 2017 - Isis 108 (1):82-106.
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    Book Review. [REVIEW]Roger Backhouse - 2004 - Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):234-240.
  22. Cambridge Companion to Keynes.Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman (eds.) - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    John Maynard Keynes was the most important economist of the twentieth century. He was also a philosopher who wrote on ethics and the theory of probability and was a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists. In this volume contributors from a wide range of disciplines offer new interpretations of Keynes's thought, explain the links between Keynes's philosophy and his economics, and place his work and Keynesianism - the economic theory, the principles of economic policy, and the (...)
     
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    Christopher K. Ryan. Harry Gunnison Brown: An Orthodox Economist and His Contributions. Foreword by, Alfred E. Kahn. Xiv + 270 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Malden, Mass./Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. $34.95. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 2004 - Isis 95 (3):517-518.
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    Economics is a Serious and Difficult Subject.Roger E. Backhouse - 2012 - 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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    Harry Gunnison Brown: An Orthodox Economist and His Contributions. [REVIEW]Roger Backhouse - 2004 - Isis 95:517-518.
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    Introduction.Roger E. Backhouse - 2007 - Journal of Economic Methodology 14 (3):273-273.
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    Lakatosian Perspectives on General Equilibrium Analysis.Roger E. Backhouse - 1993 - Economics and Philosophy 9 (2):271-282.
  28. Macroeconomics and the Real World: Volume 1: Keynesian Economics, Econometric Techniques and Macroeconomics.Roger E. Backhouse & Andrea Salanti (eds.) - 2001 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In these two volumes, a group of distinguished economists debate the way in which evidence, in particular econometric evidence, can and should be used to relate macroeconomic theories to the real world. Topics covered include the business cycle, monetary policy, economic growth, the impact of new econometric techniques, the IS-LM model, the labour market, new Keynesian macroeconomics, and the use of macroeconomics in official documents.
     
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    18 Methodological Issues in Keynesian Macroeconomics.Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman - 2011 - In J. B. Davis & D. W. Hands (eds.), Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar Publishers. pp. 437.
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    New Directions in Economics and the Philosophy of Economics? The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics.Roger E. Backhouse - 2011 - Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (3):305-311.
  31. New Perspectives in Economic Methodology.Roger Backhouse (ed.) - 1994 - Routledge.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Roger E. Backhouse - 1996 - Economics and Philosophy 12 (1):119-124.
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    Paul Erickson. The World the Game Theorists Made. 390 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2015. $35. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):893-894.
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    Review of An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets. [REVIEW]Roger Backhouse - 2009 - Economics and Philosophy 25 (1):99-106.
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    Review of Jesper Jespersen’s Macroeconomic Methodology: A Post Keynesian Perspective, and of Luigi Pasinetti’s Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians: A Revolution to Be Accomplished. [REVIEW]Roger Backhouse - 2010 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):119-127.
    Jesper Jespersen’s Macroeconomic methodology: a post Keynesian perspective. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2009, 272 pp. Luigi Pasinetti’s Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians: a revolution to be accomplished. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009 [2007], 412 pp.
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  36. Symposium: Data Mining.Roger E. Backhouse - 2000 - Journal of Economic Methodology 7 (2):171-277.
  37. The Cambridge Companion to Keynes.Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman (eds.) - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    John Maynard Keynes was the most important economist of the twentieth century. He was also a philosopher who wrote on ethics and the theory of probability and was a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists. In this volume contributors from a wide range of disciplines offer new interpretations of Keynes's thought, explain the links between Keynes's philosophy and his economics, and place his work and Keynesianism - the economic theory, the principles of economic policy, and the (...)
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    The Methodology of Macroeconomics.Roger Backhouse & Andrea Salanti - 1999 - Journal of Economic Methodology 6 (2):159-169.
    This paper outlines some of the main methodological issues to arise in macroeconomics, making the case that the methodological issues arising in macroeconomics are just as important as those arising in microeconomics and that they merit more attention. Focusing on the symposium to which it forms the Introduction, the paper discusses three such issues: can macroeconomic theories be tested? Do macroeconomic theories change in response to evidence? Is contemporary macroeconomics in good methodological shape?
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  39. Welfare Theory, Public Action, and Ethical Values: Revisiting the History of Welfare Economics.Roger E. Backhouse, Antoinette Baujard & Tamotsu Nishizawa (eds.) - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
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    International Network for Economic Method.Bruce Caldwell, Hon Secretaryflreasurer & Roger Backhouse - 1999 - Journal of Economic Methodology 6 (1):151-153.
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    International Network for Economic Method.Sheila Dow, Roger Backhouse, John Davis, Daniel Hausman, Tony Lawson, Mary Morgan & Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2003 - Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (1):99-101.
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    Economics and the Antagonism of Time: Time, Uncertainty and Choice in Economic Theory, Douglas Vickers. University of Michigan Press, 1994, X + 272 Pages. [REVIEW]Roger E. Backhouse - 1996 - Economics and Philosophy 12 (1):119.