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David Colander and Craig Freedman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691179209

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.001.0001

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The Art and Craft of Economics

The Art and Craft of Economics

The Classical Liberal Attitude

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(p.139) 9 The Art and Craft of Economics
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Where Economics Went Wrong
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David Colander

Craig Freedman

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.003.0009

This concluding chapter argues that Classical Liberal methodology is defined more by an attitude than it is by a particular methodological approach. That attitude blends a deep-seated skepticism of mainstream theory—often manifested by heterodox economists—with an appreciation of the gains that have been made by mainstream theory, an appreciation generally lacking among heterodox critics. A Classical Liberal attitude would also display a mutual respect for the methods that have evolved in mainstream and non-mainstream traditions to handle theoretical problems. The chapter then presents six economists who displayed a Classical Liberal attitude to methodology in important aspects of their work: Edward Leamer, Ariel Rubinstein, Alvin Roth, Paul Romer, Amartya Sen, and Dani Rodrik.

Keywords:   Classical Liberal methodology, mainstream theory, Classical Liberal attitude, theoretical problems, Edward Leamer, Ariel Rubinstein, Alvin Roth, Paul Romer, Amartya Sen, Dani Rodrik

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