On the Use and Misuse of Theories and Models in Mainstream Economics

Lars Palsson Syll
College Publications, 2016
Level: advanced
Perspective: Other
Topic: Reflection of Economics
page count: 184 pages
ISBN: 9781848901841


This collection of previously published and new papers is a major intervention in the on-going debate about the nature and future of economics. Instead of the present deductivist-formalist orientation of mainstream economics, Lars Syll advocates for the adoption of a more pluralist approach to economics, arguing for more realism and relevance with less insistence on mathematical modeling. This challenging and thought-provoking book will prove a stimulating read for researchers, academics and students of economics interested in the methodology and philosophy of economics. Lars Pålsson Syll received a PhD in Economic History in 1991 and a PhD in Economics in 1997. Since 2004 he is Professor of Social Science at Malmö University, Sweden. "A wonderful set of clearly written and highly informative essays by a scholar who is knowledgeable, critical and sharp enough to see how things really are in the discipline, and honest and brave enough to say how things are. A must read especially for those truly concerned and/or puzzled about the state of modern economics." - Tony Lawson, Cambridge

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Ce projet est le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester !