What is Neoclassical Economics?: Debating the origins, meaning and significance

Jamie Morgan
Routledge, 19. stu 2015. - Broj stranica: 336

Despite some diversification modern economics still attracts a great deal of criticism. This is largely due to highly unrealistic assumptions underpinning economic theory, explanatory failure, poor policy framing, and a dubious focus on prediction. Many argue that flaws continue to owe much of their shortcomings to neoclassical economics. As a result, what we mean by neoclassical economics remains a significant issue. This collection addresses the issue from a new perspective, taking as its point of departure Tony Lawson’s essay ‘What is this ‘school’ called neoclassical economics?’.

Few terms are as controversial for pluralist and heterodox economists as neoclassical economics. This controversy has many aspects because the term itself has different specifications and connotations. Within this multiplicity what we mean by neoclassical matters to pluralist and heterodox economists for two primary reasons. First, because it informs how we view and critique the mainstream; second, because the relationship between heterodox and mainstream economics influences how heterodox economists model, apply methods and construct theory. The chapters in this collection each have different things to say about these matters, with contributions ranging across the work of key thinkers, such as Thorstein Veblen and Kenneth Arrow, applied issues of non-linear modelling of dynamic systems, and key events in the history of economics.

This book will be of use to those interested in methodology, political economy, heterodoxy, and the history of economic thought.


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The meaning and significance of neoclassical economics
What is this school called neoclassical economics?
From neoclassical theory to mainstream modelling Fifty years of moral hazard in perspective
Neoclassicism critical realism and the Cambridge methodological tradition
Lawson Veblen and Marshall How to read modern neoclassicism
Lawson on Veblen on social ontology
Why is this school called neoclassical economics? Classicism and neoclassicism in historical context
Ten propositions on neoclassical economics
Neoclassical economics An elephant is not a chimera but is a chimera real?
The state of nature and natural states Ideology and formalism in the critique of neoclassical economics
Heterodox economics social ontology and the use of mathematics
Is neoclassical economics mathematical? Is there a nonneoclassical mathematical economics?
Neoclassicism forever
Reflections upon neoclassical labour economics
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O autoru (2015)

Jamie Morgan is Reader at the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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