The Methodology of Experimental Economics

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The Methodology of Experimental Economics

By Francesco Guala

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The experimental approach in economics is a driving force behind some of the most exciting developments in the field. The 'experimental revolution' was based on a series of bold philosophical premises which have remained until now mostly unexplored. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis and critical discussion of the methodology of experimental economics, written by a philosopher of science with expertise in the field. It outlines the fundamental principles of experimental inference in order to investigate their power, scope and limitations. The author demonstrates that experimental economists have a lot to gain by discussing openly the philosophical principles that guide their work, and that philosophers of science have a lot to learn from their ingenious techniques devised by experimenters in order to tackle difficult scientific problems.

Subject: Business & Economics -> Economics -> History of Economics

The Methodology of Experimental Economics
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/1/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139810405
ISBN 13: 9781139810401
Print ISBN: 9780521853408

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