Advertisement

The Reformation in Economics

A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory

  • Philip Pilkington
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Philip Pilkington
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ideology and Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 15-41
    3. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 71-93
    4. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 95-123
  4. Stripped-Down Macroeconomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 127-144
    3. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 145-189
    4. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 191-220
    5. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 221-277
  5. Approaching the Real World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 281-321
    3. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 323-333
    4. Philip Pilkington
      Pages 335-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-368

About this book

Introduction

This book carves the beginnings of a new path in the arguably weary discipline of economics. It combines a variety of perspectives – from the history of ideas to epistemology – in order to try to understand what has gone so wrong with economics and articulate a coherent way forward. This is undertaken through a dual path of deconstruction and reconstruction. Mainstream economics is broken down into many of its key component parts and the history of each of these parts is scrutinized closely. When the flaws are thoroughly understood the author then begins the task of reconstruction. What emerges is not a ‘Grand Unified Theory of Everything’, but rather a provisional map outlining a new terrain for economists to explore. The Reformation in Economics is written in a lively and engaging style that aims less at the formalization of dogma and more at the exploration of ideas. This truly groundbreaking work invites readers to rethink their current understanding of economics as a discipline and is particularly relevant for those interested in economic pluralism and alternative economics.

Keywords

Economics curriculum Alternative economics Mathematicisation Economics ideology Marginalism Keynesian macroeconomics Post-crash economics Economic pluralism

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Pilkington
    • 1
  1. 1.GMO LLCLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information