Models as speech acts: the telling case of financial models

  title={Models as speech acts: the telling case of financial models},
  author={Nicolas Brisset},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={21 - 41}
  • N. Brisset
  • Published 2 January 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Economic Methodology
Abstract This paper intends to bring Austinian themes into methodological discussion about models. Using Austinian conceptual vocabulary, I argue that models perform actions in and outside of the academic field. This multiplicity of fields induces a variety of felicity conditions and types of performed actions. If for example, an inference from a model is judged according to some epistemological criteria in the scientific field, the representation of the world which the model carries will not… 
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