The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics by Harold KincaidThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics by Harold Kincaid

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

EditorHarold Kincaid, Don Ross

Hardcover | March 16, 2009

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a cutting-edge reference work to philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversityof activities and topics that currently occupy economists. Contributions in the Handbook are thus closely tied to ongoing theoretical and empirical concerns in economics. Contributors include both philosophers of science and economists. Chapters fall into three general categories: received views in philosophy of economics, ongoing controversies in microeconomics, and issues in modeling, macroeconomics, and development. Specific topics include methodology, gametheory, experimental economics, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, computational economics, data mining, interpersonal comparisons of utility, measurement of welfare and well being, growth theory and development, and microfoundations of macroeconomics. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a groundbreaking reference like no other in its field. It is a central resource for those wishing to learn about the philosophy of economics, and for those who actively engage in the discipline, from advanced undergraduates to professionalphilosophers, economists, and historians.
Harold Kincaid is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. Don Ross is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, Bimingham, and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of EconomicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195189256

ISBN - 13:9780195189254


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowlegementsNotes on Contributors1. Don Ross and Harold Kincaid: The New Philosophy of EconomicsSection 1: Received Views in Philosophy of Economics2. Daniel Hausman: Laws, Causation and Economic Methodology3. Alex Rosenberg: If Economics Is a Science, What Kind of a Science Is It?4. Uskali Maki: Realistic Realism about Unrealistic Models5. Philip Mirowski: Why There Is (as Yet) No Such Thing as an Economics of KnowledgeSection 2: Microeconomics6. Cristina Bicchieri: Rationality and Indeterminacy7. Jim Woodward: Experimental Investigations of Social Preferences8. John B. Davis: Competing Conceptions of the Individual in Recent Economics9. Don Ross: Integrating the Dynamics of Multi-scale Economic Agency10. Francesco Guala: Methodological Issues in Experimental Design and Interpretation11. Anna Alexandrova and Robert Northcott: Progress in Economics - Lessons from the Spectrum Auctions12. Jack Vromen: Advancing Evolutionary Explanations in EconomicsSection 3: Modeling, Macroeconomics And Development13. Paul Humphreys: Computational Economics14. Kevin D. Hoover: Microfoundations and the Ontology of Macroeconomics15. Nancy Cartwright: Causality, Invariance, and Policy16. Stan du Plessis: The Miracle of the Septuagint and the Promise of Data Mining in Economics17. Harold Kincaid: Explaining Growth18. Gary Fields: Multisector Labor Market ModelsSection 4: Welfare19. Keith Dowding: What is Welfare and How Can We Measure it?20. Ken Binmore: Interpersonal Comparison of Utility21. Erik Angner: Subjective Measures of Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives22. Partha Dasgupta: Facts and Values in Modern Economics