The Reformation in Economics

A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory

Authors: Pilkington, Philip

  • Applies a perspective rooted in academia but delivered from a professional standpoint
  • Presents an argument for changing the way economics is taught
  • Challenges mainstream economics and forces readers to rethink their current understanding of the discipline
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This book carves the beginnings of a new path in the arguably weary discipline of economics. It combines a variety of perspectives – from the history of ideas to epistemology – in order to try to understand what has gone so wrong with economics and articulate a coherent way forward. This is undertaken through a dual path of deconstruction and reconstruction. Mainstream economics is broken down into many of its key component parts and the history of each of these parts is scrutinized closely. When the flaws are thoroughly understood the author then begins the task of reconstruction. What emerges is not a ‘Grand Unified Theory of Everything’, but rather a provisional map outlining a new terrain for economists to explore. The Reformation in Economics is written in a lively and engaging style that aims less at the formalization of dogma and more at the exploration of ideas. This truly groundbreaking work invites readers to rethink their current understanding of economics as a discipline and is particularly relevant for those interested in economic pluralism and alternative economics.

About the authors

Philip Pilkington is a research analyst working in investment management and focusing on macroeconomic research. Prior to working in investment management, Philip ran the popular Fixing the Economists blog and published regularly in various international publications on economic issues. He holds a masters degree in Economics from Kingston University, UK.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pilkington, Philip

    Pages 1-12

  • Economics: Ideology or Rationalistic Inquiry?

    Pilkington, Philip

    Pages 15-41

  • The Limiting Principle: A Short History of Ideology in Twentieth-Century Economics

    Pilkington, Philip

    Pages 43-70

  • Deconstructing Marginalist Microeconomics

    Pilkington, Philip

    Pages 71-93

  • Methodology, Modelling and Bias

    Pilkington, Philip

    Pages 95-123

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Softcover $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Reformation in Economics
Book Subtitle
A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40757-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40757-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-40756-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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