Category Archives: Working Papers

Working Paper: Antoinette Baujard & Muriel Gilardone, “Sen is Not a Capability Theorist”

Antoinette Baujard & Muriel Gilardone have recently published online a working paper entitled “Sen is Not a Capability Theorist“. Abstract: This paper aims to show that, contrary to the standard understanding of his work, Sen’s idea of justice does not … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Mark Setterfield, “Heterodox Economics, Social Ontology, and the Use of Mathematics”

Mark Setterfield has recently published online a working paper entitled “Heterodox Economics, Social Ontology, and the Use of Mathematics“. Abstract: In a recent article (Lawson, 2013), Tony Lawson argues for a Veblenian interpretation of the term “neoclassical”, according to which … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Erik Angner, “Behavioral Welfare Economics, Libertarian Paternalism, and the Nudge Agenda”

Erik Angner has recently published online a working paper entitled “Behavioral Welfare Economics, Libertarian Paternalism, and the Nudge Agenda“. Abstract: Armed with a set of economic theories and a desire to influence policy and improve lives, behavioral economists have developed … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Andrew M. Yuengert, “The Space between Choice and Our Models of It: Practical Wisdom and Normative Economics”

Andrew M. Yuengert has recently published online a working paper entitled “The Space between Choice and Our Models of It: Practical Wisdom and Normative Economics“. Abstract: The gap between the economic theory of action and the practical reality of choice (analyzed … Continue reading

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Working Paper: K. Stuart Birks, “Rethinking Economics: From Analogies to the Real World”

K. Stuart Birks has recently published online a working paper entitled “Rethinking Economics: From Analogies to the Real World“. Abstract: This author’s version of a forthcoming SpringerBrief responds to the criticism that mainstream economics is currently facing due to its heavy reliance … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Steven G. Medema, “How Textbooks Create Knowledge and Meaning: The Case of the Coase Theorem in Intermediate Microeconomics”

Steven G. Medema has recently published online a working paper entitled “How Textbooks Create Knowledge and Meaning: The Case of the Coase Theorem in Intermediate Microeconomics“. Abstract: It is now a commonplace to include a discussion of the Coase theorem in … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Ingrid Robeyns, “Capabilitarianism”

Ingrid Robeyns has recently published online a working paper entitled “Capabilitarianism“. Abstract: Despite the proliferation of scholarly work on the capability approach, and its wide endorsement as a theoretical framework in a variety of applications, there are very few sufficiently detailed … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Hak Choi, “The Useless Utility Theory”

Hak Choi has recently published online a working paper entitled “The Useless Utility Theory“. Abstract: This paper searches through the many syllabi of Economics, but cannot find any valid theory derived by utility method. Utility is a kindergarten teaching of trade-off, … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Marek Hudík , ” ‘Mises and Hayek Mathematized’: Towards Mathematical Austrian Economics”

Marek Hudík has recently published online a working paper entitled “‘Mises and Hayek Mathematized’: Towards Mathematical Austrian Economics“. Abstract: The paper argues that the communication gap between Austrian economics and the rest of the profession could be narrowed if only the … Continue reading

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Working Paper: John Davis, “Bounded Rationality and Bounded Individuality”

John Davis has recently published online a working paper entitled “Bounded Rationality and Bounded Individuality” (Forthcoming in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology) . Abstract: This paper argues that since the utility function conception of the individual is … Continue reading

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