Economic methodology explores the status and character of economics as a social science and introduces students to philosophical issues underlying modern science approaching the subject as philosophy of science for economists the authors use the historical developments in philosophy of science to frame this introduction to the field of . Science policy issues have recently joined technology issues in being acknowledged to have strategic importance for national competitiveness and economic security the economics . Economic methodology was formally recognized as a field of economic inquiry in the 1980s asn was heavily influenced by currents in the philosophy of science particularly by the reaction against logical positivism as exemplified in the writings of popper kuhn and lakatos. Economic methodology understanding economics as a science marcel boumans john bryan davis economic methodology explores the status and character of economics as a social science and introduces students to philosophical issues underlying modern science. Economic methodology understanding economics as a science ivan a boldyrev higher school of economics moscow russia correspondence iboldyrevhseru pages 427 432
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