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Philosophy of Economics


Part of the Palgrave Philosophy Today book series (PPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Don Ross
    Pages 196-253
  3. Don Ross
    Pages 254-312
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 313-341

About this book


Don Ross provides a concise and distinct introduction to the philosophy of economics for students in need of a short but engaging study of the main issues in the subject today. Ross offers his own provocative interpretation of the value of economics in science and public policy giving a unique perspective from a world authority.


Philosophy of economics economic methodology behavioural economics economic sociology institutional economics behavior economics Institution methodology philosophy philosophy of economics policy psychology sociology subject

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityUSA

About the authors

Don Ross is Professor of Economics and Dean of Commerce at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Program Director for Methodology in the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, USA. He previously lectured at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Ottawa. He is the author of many previous articles and books on economic methodology, philosophy of science, and experimental studies of risky choice.

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