The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a cutting-edge reference work to philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists. Contributions in the Handbook are thus closely tied to ongoing theoretical and empirical concerns in economics. Contributors include both philosophers of science and economists. Chapters fall into three general categories: received views in philosophy of economics, ongoing controversies in microeconomics, and issues in modeling, macroeconomics, and development. Specific topics include methodology, game theory, experimental economics, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, computational economics, data mining, interpersonal comparisons of utility, measurement of welfare and well being, growth theory and development, and microfoundations of macroeconomics. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a groundbreaking reference like no other in its field.
It is a central resource for those wishing to learn about the philosophy of economics, and for those who actively engage in the discipline, from advanced undergraduates to professional philosophers, economists, and historians.
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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 185.42 x 261.62 x 53.34mm | 1,292.73g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 line illustrations
  • 0195189256
  • 9780195189254
  • 1,521,237

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Certainly, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics will become one of the standard references for philosophers of economics. * Emrah Aydinonat, Economics and Philosophy *
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About Harold Kincaid

Harold Kincaid is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Don Ross is Professor in the School of Sociology and Philosophy at University College Cork; Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town; and Program Director for Methodology in the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University.
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Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Notes on Contributors ; Chapter 1: The New Philosophy of Economics: Don Ross and Harold Kincaid ; Section 1: Received Views in Philosophy of Economics ; Chapter 2: Laws, Causation and Economic Methodology: Daniel Hausman ; Chapter 3: If Economics Is a Science, What Kind of a Science Is It?: Alex Rosenberg ; Chapter 4: Realistic Realism about Unrealistic Models: Uskali Maki ; Chapter 5: Why There Is (as Yet) No Such Thing as an Economics of Knowledge: Philip Mirowski ; Section 2: Microeconomis ; Chapter 6: Rationality and Indeterminacy: Cristina Bicchieri ; Chapter 7: Experimental Investigations of Social Preferences: Jim Woodward ; Chapter 8: Competing Conceptions of the Individual in Recent Economics: John B. Davis ; Chapter 9: Integrating the Dynamics of Multi-scale Economic Agency: Don Ross ; Chapter 10: Methodological Issues in Experimental Design and Interpretation: Francesco Guala ; Chapter 11: Progress in Economics - Lessons from the Spectrum Auctions: Anna Alexandrova and Robert Northcott ; Chapter 12: Advancing Evolutionary Explanations in Economics: Jack Vromen ; Section 3: Modeling, Macroeconomics And Development ; Chapter 13: Computational Economics: Paul Humphreys ; Chapter 14: Microfoundations and the Ontology of Macroeconomics: Kevin D. Hoover ; Chapter 15: Causality, Invariance, and Policy: Nancy Cartwright ; Chapter 16: The Miracle of the Septuagint and the Promise of Data Mining in Economics: Stan du Plessis ; Chapter 17: Explaining Growth: Harold Kincaid ; Chapter 18: Multisector Labor Market Models: Gary Fields ; Section 4: Welfare ; Chapter 19: What is Welfare and How Can We Measure it?: Keith Dowding ; Chapter 20: Interpersonal Comparison of Utility: Ken Binmore ; Chapter 21: Subjective Measures of Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives: Erik Angner ; Chapter 22: Facts and Values in Modern Economics ; : Partha Dasgupta
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