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Rethinking economics : from analogies to the real world, Stuart Birks, (electronic book)

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Rethinking economics : from analogies to the real world
Title
Rethinking economics
Title remainder
from analogies to the real world
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Birks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This brief responds to the criticism that mainstream economics is currently facing due to its heavy reliance on models and narrow range of quantitative research techniques. It takes a broader view, identifying issues that are also relevant for heterodox and pluralist approaches to economics. By acknowledging that the world of theory is not the same as the reality that we are trying to understand, the brief focuses on three paths that generally receive little attention. These are: from theory to the real world; from theory to empirical analysis; and from empirical results to policy application. Each path highlights a range of related concerns and qualifications, and the focus on these transitions provides a strong basis for critical evaluation of analyses and potentially more realistic results and recommendations. It also provides a framework for synthesizing information from alternative schools of thought and across disciplines. In addition, the importance of framing and rhetoric is demonstrated. The brief addresses philosophical and methodological issues using a clear, non-technical approach that can be easily understood by a non-specialist audience
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Birks, Stuart
Dewey number
330.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB171.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in Economics,
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Economics
Label
Rethinking economics : from analogies to the real world, Stuart Birks, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 The Importance of Rhetoric and Framing; Abstract; 1.1 Three Paths; 1.2 Rhetoric and Framing; 1.2.1 Rhetoric; 1.2.2 Framing; References; 2 Logical Gaps: Path A-Theory to the Real World; Abstract; 2.1 What Is Theory?; 2.2 Limits of Theory; 2.2.1 Perfect Competition and Counterfactuals; 2.2.2 Accepting or Rejecting a Theory; 2.2.3 Evidence Consistent with Theory; 2.2.4 An Additional Consideration: The Importance of Groups; 2.3 Conclusions; References; 3 Logical Gaps: Path B-Theory to Empirical Formulations; Abstract; 3.1 Data Problems; 3.1.1 Aggregation
  • 3.1.2 Proxies3.1.3 More on Indices; 3.2 Functional Forms; 3.2.1 Controlling for Other Factors; 3.2.2 Causality; 3.2.3 Structural Stability; 3.3 Conclusions; References; 4 Logical Gaps: Path C-Empirical Results to the Real World; Abstract; 4.1 Using Statistics for Policy; 4.1.1 The Research Phase; 4.1.2 The Media Phase; 4.2 Consideration of the Problems; 4.2.1 Interpretation of Statistical Significance; 4.2.2 Interpretation: Why the Relationship?; 4.3 There Are Standard Policy Questions Not Covered by the Econometrics; 4.3.1 An Example: TV Watching and Attention Problems
  • 4.3.2 Policy Questions4.4 An Additional Example: Advantage and Disadvantage; 4.5 Conclusions; References; 5 A Way Forward; Abstract; 5.1 Example: Efficiency in Economics Research; 5.2 A Broader Context; 5.3 In a Nutshell; 5.4 And a Final Word; References; Appendix; Author Index; Subject Index
Control code
SPR890321168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 87 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812871763
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-287-176-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Rethinking economics : from analogies to the real world, Stuart Birks, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 The Importance of Rhetoric and Framing; Abstract; 1.1 Three Paths; 1.2 Rhetoric and Framing; 1.2.1 Rhetoric; 1.2.2 Framing; References; 2 Logical Gaps: Path A-Theory to the Real World; Abstract; 2.1 What Is Theory?; 2.2 Limits of Theory; 2.2.1 Perfect Competition and Counterfactuals; 2.2.2 Accepting or Rejecting a Theory; 2.2.3 Evidence Consistent with Theory; 2.2.4 An Additional Consideration: The Importance of Groups; 2.3 Conclusions; References; 3 Logical Gaps: Path B-Theory to Empirical Formulations; Abstract; 3.1 Data Problems; 3.1.1 Aggregation
  • 3.1.2 Proxies3.1.3 More on Indices; 3.2 Functional Forms; 3.2.1 Controlling for Other Factors; 3.2.2 Causality; 3.2.3 Structural Stability; 3.3 Conclusions; References; 4 Logical Gaps: Path C-Empirical Results to the Real World; Abstract; 4.1 Using Statistics for Policy; 4.1.1 The Research Phase; 4.1.2 The Media Phase; 4.2 Consideration of the Problems; 4.2.1 Interpretation of Statistical Significance; 4.2.2 Interpretation: Why the Relationship?; 4.3 There Are Standard Policy Questions Not Covered by the Econometrics; 4.3.1 An Example: TV Watching and Attention Problems
  • 4.3.2 Policy Questions4.4 An Additional Example: Advantage and Disadvantage; 4.5 Conclusions; References; 5 A Way Forward; Abstract; 5.1 Example: Efficiency in Economics Research; 5.2 A Broader Context; 5.3 In a Nutshell; 5.4 And a Final Word; References; Appendix; Author Index; Subject Index
Control code
SPR890321168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 87 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812871763
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-287-176-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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