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CFP: WHAT TO MAKE OF HIGHLY UNREALISTIC MODELS?

CFP: WHAT TO MAKE OF HIGHLY UNREALISTIC MODELS?

Call for Papers WHAT TO MAKE OF HIGHLY UNREALISTIC MODELS? Workshop 12-13 OCTOBER 2017 http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/models2017 TINT Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of Social Sciences University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland http://www.helsinki.fi/tint What to make of highly unrealistic models? This is one of the big questions in contemporary philosophy of science, especially in philosophy of economics and biology. Two sets of issues are relevant to answering this question. The first has to do with the ways in which…

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Links: Economics, Happiness, Sex, Religion

Links: Economics, Happiness, Sex, Religion

Do we really know what makes us happy? A review of the economic literature on the factors associated with subjective well-being (Paul Dolan, Tessa Peasgood, Mathew White) The Economics of Happiness (Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer) Measuring Subjective Wellbeing: A Summary Review of the Literature (Pedro Conceição and Romina Bandura) The religion paradox: If religion makes people happy, why are so many dropping out? (Diener, Ed; Tay, Louis; Myers, David G.) Religion makes people happy, so why is church…

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Interesting discussion: 5 themes for Serious Economics!

Interesting discussion: 5 themes for Serious Economics!

5 suggested common themes for an Economics that takes its subject matter seriously by Bruce Edmonds Davies, Radford, Gelles, and Knibbe discuss Bruce Edmonds’ 5 suggestions Here is what interests me at the moment: the cluster of related models! Right now I am working on a paper (with Petri Ylikoski) which deals with the clustered nature of models in economics. (Our point concerns the philosophy of models.) So I’ll just note (for myself) the comments that relates to this issue….

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Notes on Economics and the Future of Quantitative Social Science

Notes on Economics and the Future of Quantitative Social Science

Notes on Economics and the Future of Quantitative Social Science Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick) Abstract This brief paper is written for a meeting in Cambridge-Mass in May 2010. It offers speculations on the scientific future of economics (and some of the quantitative parts of social science). It is closer to guesswork than science and is not designed to be a careful, full study. As an aid to anyone interested in possible trends, it provides data on the most-referenced…

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David Colander’s “Beyond the rhetoric of pluralism” + comments by Geoff Hodgson, Uskali Mäki & Dimitris Milonakis

David Colander’s “Beyond the rhetoric of pluralism” + comments by Geoff Hodgson, Uskali Mäki & Dimitris Milonakis

Previously I have announced that we (Uskali Mäki and me) were organizing a special session on pluralism and heterodoxy in economics at the EAEPE 2009 conference in Amsterdam. If you missed this event, you may still get a taste of it below. (You are especially missing the lively and fruitful discussion at the end.) Before you proceed please note that a rather strange comment concerning this session appeared in the Heterodox Economics Newsletter. The editor of the newsletter Fred Lee…

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