Applied Economics: A Critical Realist Approach / Edition 1

Applied Economics: A Critical Realist Approach / Edition 1

by Paul Downward
     
 

This intriguing new book examines and analyses the role of critical realism in economics and specifically how this line of thought can be applied to the real world. With contributions from such varying commentators as Sheila Dow, Wendy Olsen and Fred Lee, this new book is unique in its approach and will be of great interest to both economic methodologists and those

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This intriguing new book examines and analyses the role of critical realism in economics and specifically how this line of thought can be applied to the real world. With contributions from such varying commentators as Sheila Dow, Wendy Olsen and Fred Lee, this new book is unique in its approach and will be of great interest to both economic methodologists and those involved in applied economic studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267854
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2003
Series:
Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Critical realism and economics12
3Conceptualizing unemployment in a period of atypical employment: a critical realist approach27
4Critical realism, methodology and applied economics51
5Critical realism and formal modelling: incompatible bedfellows?71
6Seeking a role for empirical analysis in critical realist explanation89
7Critical realism and econometrics: interaction between philosophy and Post Keynesian practice111
8A pragmatic alliance between critical realism and simple non-parametric statistical techniques129
9Triangulation, time and the social objects of econometrics153
10Theory foundation and the methodological foundations of Post Keynesian economics170
11Questionnaires in realist research: a case study of rural small-scale industry in Ghana197
12Critical realism and applied work in economic history: some methodological implications220
13Critical realism and the political economy of the Euro233
14Presenting demi-regularities: the case of Post Keynesian pricing247
15From predictive to indicative statistics: explaining corporate borrowing266
16Transition in Eastern Europe: critical realism and qualitative insights279
17Conclusion293
Index302

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