Should Economists be Experts in Markets or in Human Nature?

Level: schwer
Philip Mirowski | Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik, 2015

Perspektiven: Verhaltensökonomik, Neoklassik, Institutionenökonomik
Thema: Märkte, Kritik am Mainstream
Format: Vorlesung, Dauer: 01:02:21
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfbVPDNl7V4

In this lecture Mirowski claims that a good critique of and alternative to neoclassical economics should focus on microeconomics. In addition, he claims that mainstream economics is not about a specific "human nature", instead the understanding of markets (partially based on Hayek) is of special importance. As an alternative Mirowski proposes institutionalist economics that builds upon how markets work nowadays (e.g. links to computer science).