The work of economics: how a discipline makes its world

@article{Mitchell2005TheWO,
  title={The work of economics: how a discipline makes its world},
  author={Timothy Mitchell},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  year={2005},
  volume={46},
  pages={297 - 320}
}
What is the work of economics? How does it operate to establish facts and make them stable? Is it sometimes able to use the world as a laboratory? If so, what measures are necessary to organize the world as a laboratory for economic experiments? To what extent do these measures rely upon the efforts of nonacademic economists, and of other social agents and arrangements including think tanks, government policies, development programs, NGOs, and social movements? A recent “natural experiment… Expand

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