Economics in Context: On Institutions, Civic Ethics, and Liberal Civil Society

Journal of Economic Education, 2004, 35(2): 197-211

15 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016

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Jerry M. Evensky

Syracuse University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Academic departmentalization has limited the dimensionality and thus the richness of analysis in the social sciences. The author examines the case of a modem economics as an example. He reviews the ideas of Williamson (2000), who cites the limits of scope in the New Institutional Economics; Buchanan, who lays bare the ethical foundations of political economy in his constitutional eco­nomics; and Adam Smith, whose moral philosophy reflects a fully dimensional analysis. The author cites examples of how modem economic analysis can be enhanced by a reintegration with the other social sciences.

Keywords: ethics, institutions, socialization

JEL Classification: Al2, A13, B31

Suggested Citation

Evensky, Jerry M., Economics in Context: On Institutions, Civic Ethics, and Liberal Civil Society (2003). Journal of Economic Education, 2004, 35(2): 197-211, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711473

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