Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149742
Authors: 
Hoover, Kevin D.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2015-15
Abstract: 
The Great Recession and the financial crisis of 2007-09 prompted ca lls for fundamental reforms of economic theory. The role of theory in economics and in recent economic events is considered in light of two recen t books: the sociologist Richard Swedberg's The Art of Social Theory and the economist André Orléan's The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics.
Subjects: 
economic theory
neoclassical economics
sociology
abduction
mimetic hypothesis
monetary economy
fina ncial crisis
Great Recession
JEL: 
A12
B41
A11
B40
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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