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On Methods and Morals

James Halteman and Edd Noell

in Reckoning with Markets: The Role of Moral Reflection in Economics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199763702
eISBN:
9780199932252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763702.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Is economics like car building or car repair? Are we working toward a finished product, or are we attempting to answer pertinent questions that arise and change from time to time? These questions are ... More


Information: Factual and Moral

Mark Casson

in Information and Organization: A New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297802
eISBN:
9780191596063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297807.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Presents a typology of the principal types of information used in the economy. It distinguishes factual and moral information. It also discusses different types of factual information, especially ... More


Bringing Politics Back into Poverty Analysis: Why Understanding of Social Relations Matters More for Policy on Chronic Poverty than Measurement

John Harriss

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that most poverty research is working with a model of knowledge from the natural sciences: that is to say, there are objective facts to be discovered; methods for uncovering these ... More


Introduction and Overview

Claus Munk

in Financial Asset Pricing Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199585496
eISBN:
9780191751790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585496.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The first chapter introduces and motivates the topic of the book and explains the approach and structure of the book. The deficiencies of the well-known Capital Asset Pricing Model are discussed. ... More


Stylized facts

Massimo Florio

in Network Industries and Social Welfare: The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674855
eISBN:
9780191758874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674855.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 2 presents some stylized facts on the reform trends of network industries in the EU-15. To track actual policy changes in a testable way, some comparable summary indicators are needed. The ... More


All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

James W. Cortada

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a history of the role of information in the United States since roughly 1870, when the nation was well on its way to a nearly 150-year period of economic prosperity, technological and ... More


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