nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2006‒11‒12
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmstrom
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Is Macroeconomics a Science? By Barnett, William A.
  2. Entwicklungstendenzen der betriebswirtschaftlichen Ausbildung an einer öffentlichen Hochschule By Küpper, Hans-Ulrich

  1. By: Barnett, William A.
    Abstract: This paper was written as the first draft of the invited Foreword for the book, Money and the Economy, by Apostolos Serletis. The paper provides a critical view of those areas in which methodology in economics deviates from that in the physical sciences, provides examples and illustrations of those deviations, and emphasizes those areas of and approaches to economic research that most closely correspond with the nature of research in the physical sciences.
    Keywords: science; social science; politics; Federal Reserve; monetary policy
    JEL: B41 A11 C00 B20 A10
    Date: 2006–01–30
  2. By: Küpper, Hans-Ulrich
    Abstract: Due to the rising relevance of the economy and economic questions in the 20th century, Business Administration has become an important subject in higher education. Its fast growing student numbers during the last decades show its weight within the higher education institutions, even though it is a quite young direction of study. This article works out the main determinants as well as the structural changes in Business Administration in tertiary education. As a result of the transition to bachelor and master programs of study and the reform of the higher education sector in Germany the education in Business Administration currently undergoes deep changes. The status quo of these reforms as well as its inherent chances and risks are analysed in this article as well.
    Keywords: business administration; higher education; university; bachelor; master
    JEL: A22 A23 I23
    Date: 2006–10

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