The Programming Approach and the Demise of Economics

Volume I: A Revival of Myrdal, Frisch, Tinbergen, Johansen and Leontief

Authors: Archibugi, Franco

  • Presents an argument that leads to a reappraisal of the foundations of economics
    Reappraises the methodological aspects of political economy and the social sciences
    Promotes a new theory of 'Planology' as a new unified approach to planning and as an autonomous discipline
    Develops the outline of a "Post-Economics" operational and managerial planning perspective

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About this book

In this book – the first of three volumes – Franco Archibugi sets out to create an epistemology of economics, arguing for a radical overturning of the conventional analysis from a “positive” approach to a “programming” approach. This overturning leads to a reappraisal of the foundations of Economics itself, and to an improved integration of Economics as an autonomous discipline alongside Sociology, Political Science, Operational Research, Social Engineering and Physical or Spatial Planning.

The author interrogates how scientific the social sciences really are before proposing a new scientific paradigm for the social sciences, a political preference function and a general programming approach. The chapters revisit hitherto neglected economists like Gunnar Myrdal, Ragnar Frisch, Vassili Leontief, and Leif Johansen, using their theory to overturn the epistemological approach of the entire science of economics.

Volume II explores oppositions to the traditional and conventional teaching of economics, whilst Volume III presents a concrete and practical example of how to build a Planning Accounting Framework (PAF), as associated with Frisch’s ‘plan-frame’ (explored in Volume II), to demonstrate the extent to which decisions and negotiations can be routed in the social sciences.

About the authors

Professor Franco Archibugi is the Founder and Chairman of the Planning Studies Centre in

Rome, Italy. Prior to this he taught economics at the University of Florence, Italy and planning

at the Universities of Calabria, Palermo, and Naples, Italy. He studied history and philosophy at

the Universities of Rome and Heidelberg, and economics at the London School of Economics.

He is the author of many books and papers on socio-economic, environmental and urban

planning published in Italian, English and other languages.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78057-3
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Due: 15 de septiembre de 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78056-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Programming Approach and the Demise of Economics
Book Subtitle
Volume I: A Revival of Myrdal, Frisch, Tinbergen, Johansen and Leontief
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78057-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78057-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78056-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 538
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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