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TRANSFORMING THE ABSTRACT INTO CONCRETE : THE DUAL SEMANTIC ROOTS OF ABSTRACT ECONOMIC MODELS

@inproceedings{Netto2017TRANSFORMINGTA,
  title={TRANSFORMING THE ABSTRACT INTO CONCRETE : THE DUAL SEMANTIC ROOTS OF ABSTRACT ECONOMIC MODELS},
  author={Arthur Brackmann Netto and Marcelo Milan},
  year={2017}
}
The existing connotation of models in economics emerged only in the XXth century, substituting the previous methodological terms: ‘scheme’, ‘diagram’ and ‘system’. This immature characteristic of economic models provokes important questions: when exactly and why schemes, diagrams, and systems became models? The purpose of the present paper is to look into the history of economic thought, searching for some explanations regarding these changes. The problem will be observed from a semantic point… Expand

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