A structure of the consumption function

  title={A structure of the consumption function},
  author={Hsiang-ke Chao},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={227 - 248}
  • H. Chao
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Methodology
It is claimed in the structural realism in philosophy of science that scientists aim to preserve the true structure, represented by the equations in their models. We reinterpret structural realism as a doctrine involving representation. Proving the existence of a representation theorem secures the problem of lacking independent criteria for identification between structure and non‐structure. This paper argues that a similar realist view of structure can be found in the theory of consumption in… 
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