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Multidisciplinary Economics

A Methodological Account

Piet Keizer

April 2015

ISBN: 9780199686490

576 pages
Hardback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £88.00

Discusses a series of orthodox and heterodox economic, sociological, and psychological approaches and analyses. Explains how orthodox economics has developed a so-called economic world, and constructs a methodologically comparable sociological and psychological world.

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Discusses a series of orthodox and heterodox economic, sociological, and psychological approaches and analyses. Explains how orthodox economics has developed a so-called economic world, and constructs a methodologically comparable sociological and psychological world.

  • Offers a micro-foundation for multidisciplinary economic research
  • Presents the role of psychological and sociological factors in explaining important real-life economic phenomena, such as the global economic crisis 2008
  • An introduction into the basics of philosophy of science, including many examples of analyses relevant for an understanding of economic phenomena
  • Shows how psychology and sociology, can be used to improve the student's understanding of the functioning of persons, organisations, markets, and market economies

About the Author(s)

Piet Keizer, Associate Professor, Economic Methodology, Utrecht University School of Economics

Piet Keizer is Associate Professor of Economic Methodology at Utrecht University. He studied economics (major) and economic philosophy of science (minor), and defended a PhD on 'Inflation, an Institutional Phenomenon' at the Groningen University in 1982. From 1983 to 2004 he taught many courses in the field of economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy at Maastricht University. He was involved in the development of 'Problem Based Learning', and applied this educational innovation to economics.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I: Science, Social Science, Economics
    1:Introduction
    2:The Character of Science
    3:Genesis and Development of Economics and Sociology
    Part II: Orthodox Economics
    4:Orthodox Microeconomics
    5:Orthodox Macroeconomics
    Part III: Heterodox Economics
    6:Evolution and Entrepreneurship, an Evolutionary and an Austrian View
    7:Radical Economics
    8:Post-Keynesian Economics
    9:Social Economics
    Part IV: Psychology for Economists
    10:Psychology for Economists
    Part V: Sociology for Economists
    11:Macro and Micro Approaches in Sociology
    12:The Historical Approach in Sociology
    13:Multidisciplinary Sociology and The Social World
    Part VI: Towards an Integration of the Three worlds
    14:Integration of the Three Worlds
    15:Applications of the Multi-motivational Framework of Interpretation
    Part VII: Conclusions
    16:Conclusions
    Appendices
    A. The Logical World
    B. Kant for Economists
    C. Jung for Economists
    D. Adam Smith as the Founding Father of Multidisciplinary Economics