Economics of Science : Methodology and Epistemology as if Economics Really Mattered.

This book explores aspects of science from an economic point of view. The author begins with economic models of misconduct in science, moving on to discuss other important issues, including market failure and the market place of ideas.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wible, James R.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London : Routledge, 1997.
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Table of Contents:
  • Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; WHY AN ECONOMICS OF SCIENCE?; AN ECONOMIC THEORY OF REPLICATION FAILURE; AN ECONOMIC THEORY OF FRAUD IN SCIENCE; PEIRCE'S ECONOMICS OF RESEARCH PROJECT SELECTION; A COST-BENEFIT APPROACH TO RESEARCH PROJECT SELECTION, POPPER'S METHODOLOGY, AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS; MARKET FAILURE IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS: THE CASES OF KARL POPPER AND THE ECONOMICS PROFESSION; MARKET FAILURE IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS: THE CASE OF FRIEDMAN'S ESSAY.
  • SELF-CORRECTIVE SCIENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF MARKET FAILURE: THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS IS NOT REALLY A MARKETON THE ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION OF SCIENCE, THE FIRM, AND THE MARKETPLACE; TOWARDS AN EVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTION OF RATIONALITY IN SCIENCE AND ECONOMICS; INTERNAL CRITICISM AND THE PROBLEM OF SELF-REFERENCE; AN ECONOMIC CRITIQUE OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF ECONOMIC THEORY AND METHOD; Notes; Bibliography; Index.