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Conceptual Anomalies in Economics and Statistics : Lessons from the Social Experiment - Leland Gerson Neuberg

Conceptual Anomalies in Economics and Statistics

Lessons from the Social Experiment

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1989
ISBN: 9780521304443
Number Of Pages: 380

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This book explores anomalies in the conceptual basis of social control experiments and in the foundation of statistics and economics. Drawing upon several examples, the author argues that together such anomalies prevent microeconomics and statistics from providing a coherent understanding of human social behavior on par with the physical sciences. He concludes that social control experiments are a frequently overrated tool for social policy improvements.

"A critical introduction to the field recommended to strong souls capable of combining expertise with modesty." B. Hamminga, Erkenntnis "This is a quite extraordinary book...a 'tour de force'." A. Lewis, Journal of Economic Psychology "The book as a whole makes one think. I would like to think it be made compulsory reading for all economists." J.D. Hey, Economic Journal

List of figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
The Celys and their Circle, 1474-82
The Cely family and their background
'Japes and sad matters'
Alarms and tribulations, 1480-1
Two black sheep and a nuisance
The Wool Trade
The trade in fleece-wool
Wool-fells
Monetary matters
Customers and marts
Calais and the Staple Company
Richard and George Cely, 1482-9
Richard and George, 1482-3
'The world goeth on wheels', 1482-5
Marriage and housekeeping
Warfare and trade, 1486-9
The Margaret Cely of London
Charge and discharge, the Celys' finances, 1482-9
Postscript on later family history
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521304443
ISBN-10: 052130444X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 26th May 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73