The Death of Neoclassical Economics

  title={The Death of Neoclassical Economics},
  author={David C. Colander},
  journal={Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  pages={127 - 143}
  • David C. Colander
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Economics
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
The term “neoclassical economics” was born in 1900; in this paper I am proposing economist-assisted terminasia; by the powers vested in me as president of the History of Economics Society, I hereby declare the term neoclassical economics dead. Let me be clear about what I am sentencing to death—it is not the content of neoclassical economics. As I will discuss below, it is difficult to determine what that content is, and even if I wanted to kill the content, I have no role in determining… 
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