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Mathematical Analysis as a Source of Mainstream Economic Ideology

The paper contends that neoclassical ideology stems, to a great extend, from mathematical analysis. It is suggested that mainstream economic thought can be comprehensively revisited if both histories of mathematical and economic thought are to be taken collaboratively into account. …

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Posted for review 13 Feb 2019
Published in Economic Thought 9.1

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The Psychological Contributions of Pragmatism and of Original Institutional Economics and their Implications for Policy Action

The aim of this work is to illustrate the psychological contributions of Pragmatism and of the Original Institutional Economics (also referred to as OIE or institutionalism), and their relevance for improving the process of social valuing and then the effectiveness …

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Posted for review 13 Feb 2019
Published in Economic Thought 9.1

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Institutions, Policy and the Labour Market: The Contribution of the Old Institutional Economics

This paper seeks to examine the relationship and the interaction between institutions, policy and the labour market in the light of the ideas of the first generation of institutional economists, who, in contrast to neoclassicals, conceived of economy as a nexus of institutions, …

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Posted for review 5 Sep 2018
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Addressing the malaise in neoclassical economics: a call for partial models

Economics is currently experiencing a climate of uncertainty regarding the soundness of its theoretical framework and even its status as a science. Much of the criticism is within the discipline, and emphasizes the alleged failure of the neoclassical viewpoint. This article proposes the …

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Posted for review 21 Feb 2018
Published in Economic Thought 8.1

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A Common Misunderstanding about Capitalism and Communism Through the Eyes of Innovation

This paper argues that the theories of communism and capitalism do not need to be considered opposites or alternatives, but rather systems that satisfy different stages of humanity´s technological development. The argument derives from Maslow´s hierarchy of needs and a …

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Posted for review 20 Feb 2018
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Quantum Economics

A decade after the financial crisis, there is a growing consensus that the neoclassical approach to economics has failed, and that new approaches are needed. This paper argues that economics has been trying to solve the wrong problem. Economics sees …

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Posted for review 20 Oct 2017
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Spiethoff’s economic styles and the current debate about pluralism in economics

The article concentrates on the methodological aspects of the economic styles approach by Arthur Spiethoff. As it will be shown, this approach shows a lot of characteristics typically attributed to social economics, evolutionary economics, Tony Lawson’s social ontology and, therefore, …

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Posted for review 12 May 2017
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