Philosophy of Economics? Three Decades of Bibliometric History

Forthcoming, Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, edited by Julian Reiss and Conrad Heilmann

22 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2021

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François Claveau

Université de Sherbrooke; University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie

Alexandre Truc

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)

Olivier Santerre

Université Laval

Luis Mireles-Flores

University of Helsinki

Date Written: December 4, 2020

Abstract

Using bibliometric data and social network analysis, this chapter maps the intellectual output of two philosophies or methodologies of economics since the early 1990s. The first set of research stems from the specialized field. We show that the existing interpretive literature captures relatively well its main divisions. The second set is made of publications that are coded as `Economic Methodology' by the JEL Classification System, but that are otherwise not part of the specialized field. We find that this other philosophy of economics has concerns that are different from field publications, including a continuing interest for the heterodoxy in economics. The existing interpretive literature has failed to recognize this diversity among philosophies of economics.

Keywords: scientometrics, bibliometrics, economic methodology, philosophy of economics, quantitative history

JEL Classification: B4, B29

Suggested Citation

Claveau, François and Truc, Alexandre and Santerre, Olivier and Mireles-Flores, Luis, Philosophy of Economics? Three Decades of Bibliometric History (December 4, 2020). Forthcoming, Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, edited by Julian Reiss and Conrad Heilmann, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3740150 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3740150

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Alexandre Truc

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Olivier Santerre

Université Laval ( email )

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Luis Mireles-Flores

University of Helsinki ( email )

University of Helsinki
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Finland

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