What do Economists Know?: New Economics of Knowledge

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This volume rethinks the classic question of what, how and for whom economics is produced. Drawing from a range of perspectives it casts fresh light on the relationship between the producers and consumers of economic knowledge.
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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
1 Economics of knowledge: old and new 1
Pt. I Academic versus ersatz economics 17
2 The transgressive knowledge of "ersatz" economics 19
3 Look at me look at you 37
4 Jack, David, and Judith looking at me looking at them 60
5 The crowding out of academic economics: the case of NAFTA 65
6 Bridging the gap between the public's and the economists' views of the economy 86
Pt. II It's not all academic 101
7 Economic knowledge, professional authority, and the state: the case of American economics during and after World War II 103
8 Foundations and economic knowledge 124
9 Can there be genre difference in economic literature? 139
Pt. III Reconstructing the academic conversation 153
10 Postmodernism and identity conditions for discourses 155
11 The role of econometrics in the neoclassical research program 169
Pt. IV Teaching matters 191
12 A picture is worth a thousand words 193
13 Mandating knowledge: the role of the Advanced Placement exam in secondary economics education 215
14 Strategy and tactics in the pedagogy of economics: what should be done about neoclassical economics? 223
15 A working knowledge of economics? 236
Index 251
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