What do Economists Know?: New Economics of Knowledge

What do Economists Know?: New Economics of Knowledge

by Robert F Garnett Jr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415152607

ISBN-13: 9780415152600

Pub. Date: 10/20/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A provocatively rethink of the questions of what, how and for whom economics is produced. Academic economists in the twentieth century have presumed to monopolise economic knowledge, seeing themselves as the only legitimate producers and consumers of this highly specialized commodity. This has encouraged a narrow view of economics as little more than a private

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A provocatively rethink of the questions of what, how and for whom economics is produced. Academic economists in the twentieth century have presumed to monopolise economic knowledge, seeing themselves as the only legitimate producers and consumers of this highly specialized commodity. This has encouraged a narrow view of economics as little more than a private dialogue among professionally licensed knowers. This book recasts this narrow view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152600
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/20/1999
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Economics of knowledge: old and new1
Pt. IAcademic versus ersatz economics17
2The transgressive knowledge of "ersatz" economics19
3Look at me look at you37
4Jack, David, and Judith looking at me looking at them60
5The crowding out of academic economics: the case of NAFTA65
6Bridging the gap between the public's and the economists' views of the economy86
Pt. IIIt's not all academic101
7Economic knowledge, professional authority, and the state: the case of American economics during and after World War II103
8Foundations and economic knowledge124
9Can there be genre difference in economic literature?139
Pt. IIIReconstructing the academic conversation153
10Postmodernism and identity conditions for discourses155
11The role of econometrics in the neoclassical research program169
Pt. IVTeaching matters191
12A picture is worth a thousand words193
13Mandating knowledge: the role of the Advanced Placement exam in secondary economics education215
14Strategy and tactics in the pedagogy of economics: what should be done about neoclassical economics?223
15A working knowledge of economics?236
Index251

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