Barnett, William A. (2006): Is Macroeconomics a Science?
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This paper was written as the first draft of the invited Foreword for the book, Money and the Economy, by Apostolos Serletis. The paper provides a critical view of those areas in which methodology in economics deviates from that in the physical sciences, provides examples and illustrations of those deviations, and emphasizes those areas of and approaches to economic research that most closely correspond with the nature of research in the physical sciences.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is Macroeconomics a Science?|
|Keywords:||science; social science; politics; Federal Reserve; monetary policy|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C00 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B20 - General
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General
|Depositing User:||William A. Barnett|
|Date Deposited:||12. Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:25|
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