Category Archives: Books

Book: Bernt P. Stigum, Econometrics and the Philosophy of Economics: Theory-Data Confrontations in Economics (Princeton University Press, 2016)

Bernt P. Stigum recently published a book entitled Econometrics and the Philosophy of Economics: Theory-Data Confrontations in Economics (Princeton University Press, 792 pages). Abstract: As most econometricians will readily agree, the data used in applied econometrics seldom provide accurate measurements for the … Continue reading

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Book: Philippe Grill, Enquête sur les libertés et l’égalité (Editions Matériologiques, 2015)

Philippe Grill recently published a book entitled Enquête sur les libertés et l’égalité, vol. 1, n° 1 (Editions Matériologiques, 574 pages). Abstract: Le projet de Philippe Grill est d’enquêter sur les origines et les fondements des doctrines et théories relatives aux libertés et à … Continue reading

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Book: Peter Spiegler, Behind the Model: A Constructive Critique of Economic Modeling (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Peter Spiegler recently published a book entitled Behind the Model: A Constructive Critique of Economic Modeling (Cambridge University Press, 2015, 230 pages). Abstract: This ambitious book looks ‘behind the model’ to reveal how economists use formal models to generate insights into the economy. … Continue reading

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Book: Jonathan Wight, Ethics in Economics: An Introduction to Moral Frameworks (Stanford University Press, 2015)

Jonathan Wight has recently published a book entitled Ethics in Economics: An Introduction to Moral Frameworks (Stanford University Press, 2015, 296 pages). Abstract: In Ethics in Economics , Jonathan B. Wight provides an overview of the role that ethical considerations play in economic … Continue reading

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Book: Tony Lawson, Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics (Routledge, 2015)

Tony Lawson has recently published a book entitled Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics (Routledge, 2015, 262 pages). Abstract: The financial crisis has not only revealed weaknesses of the capitalist economy but also highlighted just how limited and impoverished is modern … Continue reading

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Seminar: Philippe Grill, September 16th, 2015, GREQAM (Aix-en-Provence, France)

On September 16th, Philippe Grill (GREQAM, Aix-Marseille University) will present one of his works in the Economic philosophy seminar organised by GREQAM (from 5.00 to 7.00 pm, meetings room, Campus Ferry, Aix-en-Provence). His presentation will be entitled “Economie et métaphysique. Enquête sur les … Continue reading

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Book: Aristides N. Hatzis & Nicholas Mercuro, Law and Economics. Philosophical Issues and Fundamental Questions (Routledge, 2015)

Aristides N. Hatzis & Nicholas Mercuro have recently published a book entitled Law and Economics. Philosophical Issues and Fundamental Questions  (Routledge, 2015, 416 pages). Abstract: The Law and Economics approach to law dominates the intellectual discussion of nearly every doctrinal area of law in … Continue reading

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Book: Sebastiano Bavetta & Pietro Navarra, The Economics of Freedom Theory, Measurement, and Policy Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Sebastiano Bavetta & Pietro Navarra have recently published a book entitled The Economics of Freedom Theory, Measurement, and Policy Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2015, 222 pages). Abstract: What is freedom? Can we measure it? Does it affect policy? This book develops an original measure … Continue reading

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Book: Sebastiano Bavetta, Pietro Navarra & Dario Maimone, Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness An Economic and Political Perspective (Cambridge Univeristy Press, 2014)

Sebastiano Bavetta, Pietro Navarra & Dario Maimone have recently published a book entitled Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness, An Economic and Political Perspective  (Cambridge University Press, 2014, 253 pages). Abstract: This book is about the relationship between different concepts of freedom and happiness. The book’s authors … Continue reading

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Book: Cédric Rio, Justice sociale et générations, Pourquoi et comment transmettre un monde plus juste ? (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015)

Cédric Rio has recently published a book entitled Justice sociale et générations, Pourquoi et comment transmettre un monde plus juste ? [Social Justice and Generations. Why and How to Pass On a More Just World?] (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015, 322 pages). Abstract: Au … Continue reading

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