Simplicity and Explanation in the Economic Theory (Sencillez y Explicación en la Teoría Económica) (Spanish)

13 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2010

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: February 14, 2010

Abstract

The present paper, following the philosophical work of Robert Nozick, intends to develop the approach of simplicity in the economic investigation. This purpose contributes to structure a heuristic for projects of investigation that can serve like mark of discussion of grade projects in the departments of economy. The objective is the philosophy of the economy. We develop the following aspects basically: (1) An elucidation of the approach of simplicity in the academic investigation (2) Arguments in favor of the simplicity in the classic tradition from Adam Smith (3) An illustration of the pattern of explanation economic type invisible hand (4) We argue in favor of continuing with this focus.

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Keywords: Heuristics, Philosophy, Epistemology, Economic History

JEL Classification: A1, A11, A2, B4, B41, C7, C72, D7, D71, E1, E13, G1, G14

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, Simplicity and Explanation in the Economic Theory (Sencillez y Explicación en la Teoría Económica) (Spanish) (February 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1552865 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1552865

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