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Title: Understanding the relationship between mathematics and economics
Authors: Dow, Sheila
Contact Email: s.c.dow@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: mathematical economics
science studies
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2003
Publisher: ME Sharpe, Inc.
Citation: Dow S (2003) Understanding the relationship between mathematics and economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 25 (4), pp. 547-560.
Abstract: Weintraub's study shows that mathematics does not provide a fixed point of reference for economics. He explains how the notions of rigor and consistency have changed within mathematics over the years, and how it has proved impossible to express mathematics itself as a complete formal system. As a result, we can see more clearly that there is methodological confusion embedded in much applied economics, which gives priority to mathematical expression. In providing this account, Weintraub raises historiographical issues, which we address here--notably who should construct histories, given the normative content of all approaches (including science studies)?
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22765
URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4538848
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01603477.2003.11051379
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Affiliation: Economics

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