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The History of Econometric Ideas
The History of Econometric Ideas covers the period from the late-nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, illustrating how economists first learnt to harness statistical methods to
Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science
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The editors provide a framework which covers the construction and function of scientific models, and explore the ways in which they enable us to learn about both theories and the world.
Models as Mediating Instruments
Models are one of the critical instruments of modern science. We know that models function in a variety of different ways within the sciences to help us to learn not only about theories but also
The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think
During the last two centuries, the way economic science is done has changed radically: it has become a social science based on mathematical models in place of words. This book describes and analyses
Models as Mediators
TLDR
The editors provide a framework which covers the construction and function of scientific models, and explore the ways in which they enable us to learn about both theories and the world.
Models, stories and the economic world
TLDR
Stories constitute an important part of the identity of a model, and can apply model-structures directly onto the facts of the economic world, nor demonstrate outcomes about the hypothetical world represented in the model.
Experiments versus models: New phenomena, inference and surprise
A comparison of models and experiments supports the argument that although both function as mediators and can be understood to work in an experimental mode, experiments offer greater epistemic power
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