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The Programming Approach and the Demise of Economics

Volume II: Selected Testimonies on the Epistemological 'Overturning' of Economic Theory

Authors: Archibugi, Franco

  • Presents an argument that leads to a reappraisal of the foundations of economicsReappraises the methodological aspects of political economy and the social sciencesPromotes 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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This trilogy deals with an epistemology of economics, arguing for a radical overturning of conventional analysis and providing an alternative to political economy and social sciences, based not on positivism, but on a normative and programming paradigm.

Volume II builds on the work presented in Volume I to explore oppositions to the traditional and conventional teaching of economics, and presents testimonies that are favourable to a trend towards a programming approach, thereby giving substance to the epistemological 'overturning' of conventional analysis. Such oppositions studied include the work of Ludvig von Mises and his theory of praxeology; Ian Tinbergen and Wassily Leontif's preference for 'planning' over 'forecasting science'; Bruno de Finetti and Daniel Bell's support for the base of 'utopia' in economics; the trend from the 'theory of planning' towards the 'methodology of planning, by Andreas Faludi; neoclassic curiosity about the 'multi-purposes approach' and 'non-economic commodities' as investigated by Walter Isard, as well as theories expressed by Herbert Simon, Robert Lucas, George Soros and Mark Blaug.

Volume III takes studies further and 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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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Programming Approach and the Demise of Economics
Book Subtitle
Volume II: Selected Testimonies on the Epistemological 'Overturning' of Economic Theory
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78060-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78060-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78059-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 440
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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