Economic Science Wars
38 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2006
Date Written: June 8, 2006
Most discussions of relationship between the history of economics and economics have been a-historical. That is, if to write history is to write context, we have had virtually no historical narrative examining the break in the history-economics connection that we observe today. This paper provides that contextualization. Its main conclusion is that the marginalization of the history of economics is associated with the true belief of mainstream economists that heterodox economics and the history of economics are connected projects.
Keywords: science wars, history of economics, science studies, heterodox economics
JEL Classification: A14, B00, B20
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