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Economics and the social sciences: boundaries, interaction and integration

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c2007.
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Economics is a promising but shy player in the move toward the interdisciplinary. It has become more an exercise in applied mathematics than a study of how humans interact. This collection of articles addresses relationships and boundaries of moving economics back into the social sciences, including using the example set by "serious" biology and psychology, economics and sociology working together to study the transition from industrial to post-industrial capitalization, the problem of historical specificity and a future research agenda. Articles on rationality, social relations and the environment include an innovative look at the irrationality of utility maximization compared to Death of a Salesman, methodological contrasts between economics and other social sciences, and the environmental dimension of institutional economies, while others describe a structural analysis of flexibility, a brief history of the concept of routines, and an evolutionary approach to production. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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table_of_contents Economics and the social sciences : synergies and tradeoffs / Stavros Ioannides and Klaus Nielsen -- Economics and other social sciences : relationships and boundaries -- What can be learnt from 'serious' biology and psychology? / Jack Vromen -- Economics and sociology in the transition from industrial to post-industrial capitalism / George Liagouras -- The 'institutional turn' in the social sciences : a review of approaches and a future research agenda / Klaus Nielsen -- The problem of historical specificity / Geoffrey M. Hodgson -- New light on rationality, social relations and the environment -- The irrationality of utility maximisation or the Death of a salesman / Irene van Staveren -- Social capital or sociality? : methodological contrasts between economics and other social sciences / Desmond McNeill -- Where disciplinary boundaries blur : the environmental dimension of institutional economics / Eyüp Özveren -- Flexibility, routines and production in economics and social sciences -- Economic flexibility : a structural analysis / William A. Jackson -- Routines : a brief history of the concept / Markus C. Becker -- Complementarity, cognition and capabilities : towards an evolutionary theory of production / Guido Buenstorf.
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title Economics and the social sciences boundaries, interaction and integration
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title_short Economics and the social sciences
title_sort economics and the social sciences boundaries, interaction and integration
title_sub boundaries, interaction and integration