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Working Paper: Brett M. Frischmann & Alain Marciano, “Understanding the Problem of Social Cost”

Brett M. Frischmann & Alain Marciano has recently published online a working paper entitled “Understanding the Problem of Social Cost“. Abstract: Coase always expressed dissatisfaction with neo-classical economics and advocated for a new approach. Rather than using toy mathematical models built … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Robert Lepenies, “Economists as Political Philosophers – A Critique of Normative Trade Theory”

Robert Lepenies has recently published online a working paper entitled “Economists as Political Philosophers – A Critique of Normative Trade Theory“. Abstract: Economists are political philosophers. This claim is defended based on an investigation of normative arguments made in economics … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Stavros Drakopoulos, “Mainstream Aversion to Economic Methodology and the Scientific Ideal of Physics”

Stavros Drakopoulos has recently published online a working paper entitled “Mainstream Aversion to Economic Methodology and the Scientific Ideal of Physics“. Abstract: There is a persistent aversion towards methodological discourse by most mainstream economists. Frank Hahn (1992) exemplified this attitude and … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Spiros Bougheas & Alan Kirman, “Complex Financial Networks and Systemic Risk: A Review”

Spiros Bougheas & Alan Kirman have recently published online a working paper entitled “Complex Financial Networks and Systemic Risk: A Review“. Abstract: In this paper we review recent advances in …financial economics in relation to the measurement of systemic risk. We … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Cyril Hédoin, “Epistemic Basis for Collective Intentions In Games”

Cyril Hédoin (Université Reims – Champagne-Ardennes) has recently published online a working paper entitled “Epistemic Basis for Collective Intentions In Games“. Abstract: Economists and philosophers have generally tackled the so-called “collective action problem” in two different ways. While the former … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Kevin D. Hoover, “Reductionism in Economics: Causality and Intentionality in the Microfoundations of Macroeconomics”

Kevin D. Hoover (Duke University) has recently published online a working paper entitled “Reductionism in Economics: Causality and Intentionality in the Microfoundations of Macroeconomics“. Abstract: In many sciences – physical, but also biology, neuroscience, and other life sciences – one object of … Continue reading

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Working paper: Koen Vermeylen, “The Methodology of Modern Macroeconomics and the Descriptive Approach to Discounting”

Koen Vermeylen (University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam School of Economics) has recently published online a working paper entitled “The Methodology of Modern Macroeconomics and the Descriptive Approach to Discounting“. Abstract: Critics of modern macroeconomics often raise concerns about unwarranted welfare conclusions and … Continue reading

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Working paper: Le Zhang & Andreas Ortmann, “Exploring the Meaning of Significance in Experimental Economics”

Le Zhang (University of New South Wales – Australian School of Business – School of Economics) & Andreas Ortmann (University of New South Wales – Australian School of Business) have recently published online a working paper entitled “Exploring the Meaning of … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Antoinette Baujard, “Utilitarianism and anti-utilitarianism”

Antoinette Baujard (GATE L-SE, Université de Lyon, France) has recently published online a working paper entitled “Utilitarianism and anti-utilitarianism“. Abstract: This paper presents the di erent utilitarian approaches to ethics. It stresses the influence of utilitarianism in economics in general and … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Antoinette Baujard, “Welfare Economics”

Antoinette Baujard (GATE L-SE, Université de Lyon, France) has recently published online a working paper entitled “Welfare Economics“. Forthcoming in Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz Kurz Eds. Handbook of the History of Economic Analysis, Vol.3: Developments in Major Fields of Economics. Edward … Continue reading

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