Economics and Reality 06655_z01. Tony Lawson. ISBN: 0415154219

Economics and Reality

There is an increasingly widespread belief, both within and outside the discipline, that modern economics is irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. Economics and Reality traces this irrelevance to the failure of economists to match their methods with their subject, showing that formal, mathematical models are unsuitable to the social realities economists purport to address. Tony Lawson examines the various ways in which mainstream economics is rooted in positivist philosophy and examines the problems this causes. It focuses on human agency, social structure and their interaction and explores how the understanding of this social phenomena can be used to transform the nature of economic practice. Economics and Reality concludes by showing how this newly transformed economics might set about shaping economic policy.
Автор Tony Lawson
Издательство Routledge
Язык английский
Год выпуска 1997
ISBN 0415154219
Переплёт Мягкая обложка
Количество страниц 384
Модель 06655_z01
Код товара 9780415154215
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