Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique: A Critical Realist Approach (Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology)

Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique: A Critical Realist Approach (Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology)

By: Paul Downward (editor)Hardback

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This intriguing new book examines and analyses the role of critical realism in economics and specifically how this line of thought can be applied to the real world. With contributions from such varying commentators as Sheila Dow, Wendy Olsen and Fred Lee, this new book is unique in its approach and will be of great interest to both economic methodologists and those involved in applied economic studies.

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Paul Downward is Reader in Economics at Staffordshire University, UK. He is also author of The Economics of Professional Team Sports also published by Routledge.


1. Introduction Paul Downward 2. Critical Realism and Economics Shelia Dow 3. Conceptualising Unemployment in a period of Atypical Employment: A Critical-Realist Approach Steve Fleetwood 4. Critical Realism, Methodology and Applied Economics Bernard Walters and David Young 5. Critical realism and Formal Modelling: Incompatible Bedfellows? Mark Setterfield 6. Seeking a Role for Empirical Analysis in Critical-Realist Explanation Paul Downward, John H. Finch and John Ramsay 7. Critical Realism and Econometrics: Interaction between Philosophy and Post Keynesian Practice Paul Downward and Andrew Mearman 8. A Pragmatic Alliance between Critical Realism and Simple Non-parametric Statistical Techniques John H. Finch and Robert McMaster 9. Triangulation, Time and the Social Objects of Econometrics Wendy Olsen 10. Theory Foundations and the Methological Foundations of Post Keynesian Economics Frederic S. Lee 11. Questionnaires in Realist research: A Case Study of Rural Small-Scale Industry in Ghana Wendy Olsen, Thandie M. Hara, and Sampson Edusah 12. Critical Realism and Applied Work in Economic History: Some Methodological Implications Brian Pinkstone 13. Critical Realism and the Political Economy of the Euro Philip Arestis, Andrew Brown and Malcolm Sawyer 14. Presenting Demi-Regularities: The Case of Post Keynesian Pricing aul Downward and Andrew Mearman 15. From Predictive To Indicative Statistics: Explaining Corporate Borrowing Murray Glickman 16. Transition in Eastern Europe: Critical Realism and Qualitative Insights Karl Petrick 17. Conclusion Paul Downward

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415267854
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780415267854
  • weight: 657
  • ISBN10: 0415267854

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