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The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Andrew Caplin and Andrew Schotter (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is the first book in a series which aims to provide a guide to the rapidly changing methodological frontiers of the field of economics. The absence of such a guide has left economists ill ... More


Mindless or Mindful Economics: A Methodological Evaluation

DANIEL HAUSMAN

in The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the first chapter, Faruk Gul and Wolfgang Pesesndorfer present how accounting for psychological and neurological theory is important in dealing with normative and positive economics. Both Gul and ... More


Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and more broadly the social sciences. He has ... More


Finance and the Common Good

E. Glen Weyl

in After the Flood: How the Great Recession Changed Economic Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443546
eISBN:
9780226443683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443683.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

I document empirically that the field of financial economics has been mostly concerned with positive issues (largely related to “informational efficiency” of prices) rather than allocative efficiency ... More


The Separation of Economics from Virtue: A Historical–Conceptual Introduction

Eric Schliesser

in Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198701392
eISBN:
9780191770661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701392.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The aim of this chapter is to explain what philosophical commitments drove mainstream professional economists to understand their own discipline as leaving no space for ethics (including virtue) ... More


The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist's Defence of the Market

Robert Sugden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825142
eISBN:
9780191863813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825142.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Normative analysis in economics has usually aimed at satisfying individuals’ preferences. Its conclusions have supported a long-standing liberal tradition of economics that values economic freedom ... More


Economics: The Dubious Enabler

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

Possessive individualism has acquired a profound grip on contemporary political thought and action—on daily life—because it relies on a number of economic notions that now constitute our civic ... More


Basic concepts

Christoph Lütge and Matthias Uhl

in Business Ethics: An Economically Informed Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198864776
eISBN:
9780191896859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864776.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter clarifies the most fundamental concepts of business ethics. Business ethics problems are characterized as interaction problems emerging from the interdependence of at least two actors. ... More


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