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2008 | 55 | 4 | 285-307
Article title

Methodology and relevancy in economics. Today's economics and associated sciences

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HU
Abstracts
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The study examines four questions: 1. It moves from experience - from the spread of unfamiliarity - towards causes in search of an explanation for an absence of conformity arising from the world's now urgent economic difficulties and the technicist orthodoxy of today's economic theory. The dominant approach is one-sidedly axiomatic and follows exclusively the inherent rules of formalization, while resting or having rested on assumptions and means beyond which other disciplines (especially the natural sciences) have clearly advanced in recent decades. 2. It explores the question of how and why there came to be a methodological exclusiveness in the world's leading journals, which often squeezes out the specific subject of examination in theory and research. 3. It raises the question of whether the mutual effect of the failures of the past and the mainstream that opened up theory in directions previously avoided will produce over decades a change of paradigm in Kuhn's sense. The reply given here is negative. 4. Proposals are made for moderation and for better application of the findings of associated sciences and for a need for greater methodological multiplicity. Instead of relying on single arbitrarily chosen textbooks or schools, the argument follows the course of the Nobel laureates in determining the boundaries and achievements of this branch of science.
Year
Volume
55
Issue
4
Pages
285-307
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ARTICLE
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  • Laszlo Csaba, no address given, contact the journal editor
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Publication order reference
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10HUAAAA078615
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bwmeta1.element.530b61ba-9da5-3add-89fb-8546055da714
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