Multidisciplinary Economics: A Methodological Account

Hardcover | May 23, 2015

byPiet Keizer

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The book argues that mainstream economists, who base their analyses only on the economic motivation of people, fail to explain and understand real-life economic phenomena. The economic crisis, which began in 2008, illustrates the relevance of psychic and social motivations, especially whencombined with each other. This book discusses orthodox and heterodox economics, and offers the reader ample material on philosophy of science, psychology and sociology. A multidisciplinary economic perspective is constructed in which economics, psychology, and sociology are integrated, and thismultidisciplinary approach offers an understanding of real-life problems. Moreover, it offers researchers a rich source for further analysis.

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The book argues that mainstream economists, who base their analyses only on the economic motivation of people, fail to explain and understand real-life economic phenomena. The economic crisis, which began in 2008, illustrates the relevance of psychic and social motivations, especially whencombined with each other. This book discusses o...

Piet Keizer is Associate Professor of Economic Methodology at Utrecht University. He studied economics (major) and economic philosophy of science (minor), and defended a PhD on "Inflation, an Institutional Phenomenon" at the Groningen University in 1982. From 1983 to 2004 he taught many courses in the field of economics, psychology, so...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199686491

ISBN - 13:9780199686490

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Science, Social Science, Economics1. Introduction2. The Character of Science3. Genesis and Development of Economics and SociologyPart II: Orthodox Economics4. Orthodox Microeconomics5. Orthodox MacroeconomicsPart III: Heterodox Economics6. Evolution and Entrepreneurship, an Evolutionary and an Austrian View7. Radical Economics8. Post-Keynesian Economics9. Social EconomicsPart IV: Psychology for Economists10. Psychology for EconomistsPart V: Sociology for Economists11. Macro and Micro Approaches in Sociology12. The Historical Approach in Sociology13. Multidisciplinary Sociology and The Social WorldPart VI: Towards an Integration of the Three worlds14. Integration of the Three Worlds15. Applications of the Multi-motivational Framework of InterpretationPart VII: Conclusions16. ConclusionsAppendicesA. The Logical WorldB. Kant for EconomistsC. Jung for EconomistsD. Adam Smith as the Founding Father of Multidisciplinary Economics