The turn in economics: neoclassical dominance to mainstream pluralism?

  title={The turn in economics: neoclassical dominance to mainstream pluralism?},
  author={John Bryan Davis},
  journal={Journal of Institutional Economics},
  pages={1 - 20}
  • J. Davis
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • Journal of Institutional Economics
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