Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorDow, Sheila-
dc.contributor.editorMorgan, J-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to consider Lawson's three-way classification of economics, whereby neoclassicism is defined in terms of inconsistency between ontology and methodology. The notion of classification is explored in order to consider Lawson's well-defined triad in relation to the more fluid, provisional, porous classifications within critical realist analysis itself. The difficulties with fitting economists into any one of the triad is illustrated by considering economics at Cambridge, not least because the methodology of individual figures is open to different interpretations. It is concluded that the main thrust of Lawson's argument is rhetorical, aimed at denting the insistence on mathematical modelling. His definition of neoclassical economics is directly relevant to new developments within the mainstream as well as to heterodox modellers, implying that the onus is on both to argue that modelling is justified in particular circumstances.en_UK
dc.relationDow S (2015) Neoclassicism, critical realism and the Cambridge methodological tradition. In: Morgan J (ed.). What is Neoclassical Economics? Debating the origins, meaning and significance. Economics as Social Theory, 43, London: Routledge, pp. 102-118.-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics as Social Theory, 43-
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in What is Neoclassical Economics? by Routledge. The book an be found at:
dc.subjectneoclassical economicsen_UK
dc.subjectCambridge traditionen_UK
dc.titleNeoclassicism, critical realism and the Cambridge methodological traditionen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher requires embargo of 18 months after formal publication.-
dc.type.statusBook Chapter: author post-print (pre-copy editing)-
dc.citation.btitleWhat is Neoclassical Economics? Debating the origins, meaning and significance-
Appears in Collections:Economics Book Chapters and Sections

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2015 neoclassical ecs in Morgan (ed).pdf462.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.