The limits of rocket science: A critical review of David Warsh’s Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

The limits of rocket science: A critical review of David Warsh’s Knowledge and the Wealth of... David Warsh presents a history of the development of contemporary neoclassical economics, packaged as a heroic tale of mathematical economists struggling to expand the boundaries of human understanding by injecting ever-more-complex mathematics into economic analysis. Unfortunately, the heroic tale ends up undermining the history and vice versa. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

The limits of rocket science: A critical review of David Warsh’s Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
eISSN
1573-7128
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11138-008-0067-z
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Abstract

David Warsh presents a history of the development of contemporary neoclassical economics, packaged as a heroic tale of mathematical economists struggling to expand the boundaries of human understanding by injecting ever-more-complex mathematics into economic analysis. Unfortunately, the heroic tale ends up undermining the history and vice versa.

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The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 4, 2008

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