Orthodox and Heterodox Economics in Recent Economic Methodology

22 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2011

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D. Wade Hands

University of Puget Sound - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 2, 2011

Abstract

Abstract: This paper is a lecture prepared for the XVII Meeting on Epistemology of the Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2011. The lecture discusses the development of the field of economic methodology during the last thirty-five years emphasizing the early influence of the "shelf" of Popperian philosophy and the focus on Neoclassical and Heterodox economics, as well as how that has recently changed to a more naturalistic approach focusing primarily on the "new pluralist" subfields of experimental economics, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and related fields within microeconomics.

Keywords: Methodology, Heterodox Economics, Behavioral Economics

JEL Classification: B2, B4

Suggested Citation

Hands, D. Wade, Orthodox and Heterodox Economics in Recent Economic Methodology (October 2, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1937439 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1937439

D. Wade Hands (Contact Author)

University of Puget Sound - Department of Economics ( email )

Tacoma, WA 98416

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