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The World in the Model

How Economists Work and Think


Συγγραφέας: Morgan Mary S.
Εκδότης: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521176194
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 442
Διαστάσεις: 25x2x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The World in the Model"

During the last two centuries, the way economic science is done has changed radically: it has become a social science based on mathematical models in place of words. This book describes and analyses that change - both historically and philosophically - using a series of case studies to illuminate the nature and the implications of these changes. It is not a technical book; it is written for the intelligent person who wants to understand how economics works from the inside out. This book will be of interest to economists and science studies scholars (historians, sociologists and philosophers of science). But it also aims at a wider readership in the public intellectual sphere, building on the current interest in all things economic and on the recent failure of the so-called economic model, which has shaped our beliefs and the world we live in.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Morgan Mary S.
Κατηγορία: οικονομικά
ISBN: 9780521176194
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 17/09/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 442
Τόπος έκδοσης: Cambridge
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 750 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x2x18 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 6 Tables, unspecified; 4 Plates, color; 1 Halftones, unspecified; 70 Line drawings, unspecified

Περιεχόμενα

1. Modelling as a method of enquiry; 2. Model building: new recipes, ingredients and integration; 3. Imagining and imaging: creating a new model world; 4. Character making: ideal types, idealization and the art of caricature; 5. Metaphors and analogies: choosing the world of the model; 6. Questions and stories: capturing the heart of matters; 7. Model experiments?; 8. Simulating: taking a microscope to economics; 9. Model situations, typical cases and exemplary narratives; 10. From the world in the model to the model in the world.

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