nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2007‒06‒11
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. The New Social Science Imperialism and the Problem of Knowledge in Contemporary Economics By William Milberg
  2. Is Economics Entering its Post-Witchcraft Era? By Potgieter, Petrus H.; Rosinger, Elemér E.

  1. By: William Milberg (New School for Social Research, New York, NY)
    Keywords: imperialism; contemporary economics; knowledge
    Date: 2007–02–23
  2. By: Potgieter, Petrus H.; Rosinger, Elemér E.
    Abstract: Recently, an awareness is emerging in economics about the fact that important problems are not solvable algorithmically, that is, by any finite number of steps. This statement can be made mathematically exact and this paper reviews the contributions that have been made in this regard, related to standard topics in economics.
    Keywords: Computability economics; general equilibrium theory; Arrow's impossibility theorem; Debreu's theorem; Malleus Maleficiarum
    JEL: A11 A12 C02
    Date: 2007–05–25

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