This programme focuses on the recent developments of economic theory, analysed from the point of view the philosophical and epistemological questions it raises.
- A first question concerns the emergence of new areas and new methods of approach to economic questions using typical cases: the economics of happiness, neuroeconomics, ecological economics, the experiments by Esther Duflo or the theories of discrimination.
- The second interrogation relates to recent epistemological debates linked to the standards for enunciating economic theories. Several cases are being researched: (1) general equilibrium ; (2) input-output analysis, (3) explanation, causality and the deductive-nomological model, and; (4) analyses of poverty and inequality.
- A third area of research concerns the relationships between production networks, circulation, and the dissemination of economic theories, as well as the evolution of their contents – analytical, formal and applied.
Two regular seminars will allow this research to be discussed: the Albert O. Hirshman seminar and the Cercle d’épistémologie économique.
This programme draws on the speciality of Economics and Human Sciences – Epistemology, Methods and Theory of the Master’s degree THEME (Théorie Histoire Et Méthode de l’Economie), which is a research Master’s degree at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
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