From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries between Economics and other Social Sciences
Ben Fine, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK Dimitris Milonakis, University of Crete, Greece PDF Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In ...
From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the social and the historical in the evolution of economic theory
By Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine. Developments within economics of incorporating the historical (and the social, institutional, etc more generally) have been welcomed as progress over excessive formalism and lack of realism. But, by situating these developments in terms of the shifting relationship between economics, the historical and an evolving economics imperialism, a fuller understanding of the role of economic theory and the historical is presented as a prerequisite for analysis that aspires fully to address economic and historical change.