Knowledge and Interest in Economics

CEDEPLAR Working Paper No. 178

29 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2002

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João Antonio de Paula

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Marco Crocco

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Cedeplar

Hugo E. A. da Gama Cerqueira

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Eduardo M. Albuquerque

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Date Written: August 2002

Abstract

The article argues the need to preserve the pluralism in economy. The article examines: i) the nature of the knowledge and of its production; ii) the specificity of the knowledge production in economics and the historical and cultural conditionings of the knowledge; iii) the implications of the hegemony of a certain methodological conception in economics.

Keywords: economic methodology, economic imperialism, methodological pluralism, formalism

JEL Classification: B40, B41, B20

Suggested Citation

de Paula Cedeplar, João Antonio and Crocco, Marco and Cerqueira, Hugo Eduardo Araujo da Gama and Albuquerque, Eduardo da Motta e, Knowledge and Interest in Economics (August 2002). CEDEPLAR Working Paper No. 178, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=326660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.326660

João Antonio De Paula Cedeplar

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Marco Crocco

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Cedeplar ( email )

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Hugo Eduardo Araujo da Gama Cerqueira (Contact Author)

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Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque

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