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The Experiment in the History of Economics : Routledge Studies in the History of Economics - Philippe Fontaine

The Experiment in the History of Economics

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

By: Philippe Fontaine (Editor), Robert Leonard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415344296
Number Of Pages: 158

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Throughout the history of economic ideas, it has often been asserted that experimentation is impossible, yet, in fact, history shows that the idea of 'experimentation' has always been important, and as such has been interpreted and put to use in many ways. Rich in historical detail, the essays in this topical volume deal with such issues as laboratory experimentation, the observed transition from a post-war economics to a contemporary discipline, the contrasting positions of Friedrich Hayek and Oskar Morgenstern, the socio-economic experiments proposed by Ernest Solvay and Knut Wicksell, and a rigorous examination of the way in which economic models can or cannot be construed as valid experiments producing useful knowledge.

A testament to the variety of ways in which experimentation has been of importance in the creation of economic knowledge, these wide-ranging essays will interest those seeking to expand their historical understanding of the discipline, be they theorists, historians, philosophers, advanced students or researchers.

List of Contributors
Experimental Economic Games
The Allais Paradox and its Immediate Consequences For Expected Utility Theory
Experimentation, General Equilibrium and Games
Thought - and Performed Experiments in Hayek and Morgenstern
Social Comptabilism and Pure Credit Systems
The Vanity of Rigour in Economics
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ISBN: 9780415344296
ISBN-10: 0415344298
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 8th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.05  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1