Philosophy of Economics Rules: Introduction to the Symposium

Journal of Economic Methodology, 25 (3), pp. 211-217. doi/10.1080/1350178X.2018.1503143

8 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2018

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N. Emrah Aydinonat

University of Helsinki - Department of Political and Economic Studies

Date Written: August 8, 2018

Abstract

Economists have long been criticized for their use of highly idealized models. In Economics rules: Why economics works, when it fails, and how to tell the difference Dani Rodrik responds to this criticism by offering an account of models that emphasizes the diversity of models in economics. Rodrik’s account presents a rare opportunity for economists and philosophers of economics to engage in a mutually beneficial exchange that could improve our understanding of the power and limits of economics, and the rights and wrongs of the dismal science. The symposium on Rodrik’s Economics Rules is the first attempt to seize this opportunity.

Keywords: Economics, philosophy of economics, criticism of economics, history of economics, Dani Rodrik, Economics Rules

JEL Classification: B40, B41

Suggested Citation

Aydinonat, N. Emrah, Philosophy of Economics Rules: Introduction to the Symposium (August 8, 2018). Journal of Economic Methodology, 25 (3), pp. 211-217. doi/10.1080/1350178X.2018.1503143. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3228418

N. Emrah Aydinonat (Contact Author)

University of Helsinki - Department of Political and Economic Studies ( email )

P.O. Box 54
FIN-00014 Helsinki
Finland

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