SEMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE - GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne : MICHEL DE VROEY
Le 19 janvier 2017
10h45 - 12h00
Salle de réunion 009 GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne
10, Rue Tréfilerie
42023 Saint Etienne Cedex 2
Campus Tréfilerie - GATE LSE - Maison de l'Université Bâtiment B
Michel De Vroey, University of Louvain présentera un séminaire intitulé : The Rise of a Mainstream in Economics.
Thème de recherche / Main topics : History of Economic Thought, Mainstream, Neoclassical approach.
Résumé / abstract : Our paper contends that the existence of mainstream economics ought to be understood as a particular case of the now widespread certification phenomenon, which defines good practices on the grounds of a compliance with well-defined standards. Basing our analysis on Leijonhufvud’s vision of the construction of economic theory, we document the fragmentation process which economics has undergone from the marginalist revolution to the present. Studying the evolution of five sub-branches of economics, we show how at the end of the 1970s loose standards for good research practices were replaced by narrower ones in each of them. We claim that this change and the emergence of a mainstream were two faces of the same process.
Co-authors : L. Pensieroso