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Prediction or Prophecy?

The Boundaries of Economic Foreknowledge and Their Socio-Political Consequences

Authors: Betz, Gregor

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Economic policy making matters to all of us. Economists are supposed to provide the necessary knowledge which enables policy makers to take effective economic policy decisions.

Gregor Betz explores the following questions:

" Where are the limits of economics, in particular the limits of economic foreknowledge?
" Are macroeconomic forecasts credible predictions or mere prophecies and what would this imply for the way economic policy decisions are taken?
" Is rational economic decision making possible without forecasting at all?

Numerous case studies, drawn from economics and natural sciences, underpin the general argumentation.

About the authors

Dr. Gregor Betz ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter von Prof. Dr. Holm Tetens am Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prediction or Prophecy?
Book Subtitle
The Boundaries of Economic Foreknowledge and Their Socio-Political Consequences
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Deutscher Universitätsverlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8350-9053-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8350-9053-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8350-0223-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 280
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