From Nature to Models
1. Auflage 2006,
296 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 138 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 504 g
Reihe: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Le Gall A History of Econometrics in FranceThis text challenges the traditional view of the history of econometricsand provides a more complete story. In doing so, the book sheds light on the hitherto under-researched contribution of French thinkers to econometrics. Fascinating and authoritative, it is a comprehensive overview of what went on to be one of the defining subsets within the economics profession.
Le Gall explains how econometric ideas developed from, and were inspired by philosophical worldviews and scientific paradigms from the nineteenth century. Exploring the methodology of French authors like Cournot, Briaune and Regnault he demonstrates how they were influenced by the natural sciences of their time, rooted as they were in a worldview where natural order and laws played a central role and how, when an organized disciplineemerged at the start of theTwentieth century, these econometric ideas intermingled with new worldviews associated with the complexity of the economy.
This book is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers in the history of economic thought, economic methodology and the history of science as well as econometricians at all levels.
Weitere Infos & Material
1. Introduction: Unifying Econometrics Part1: Natural Econometrics and the 'System of the World' 2. The Secrets of the Beehive: Cournot’s 'Law of Sales' as Natural Econometrics 3. The Formation of Agricultural Prices, Economic Cycles and Natural Order: Briaune’s Social Meteorology 4. Natural Laws on the Stock Market: Regnault’s 'financial physics' Part II. The Rise of Twentieth Century Econometrics and the 'Unity of Orchestration' 5. Statistical Socioeconomics for the Masses: March Attacks 6. 'If We Suppose that…': Lenoir and the Artificial Worlds of Econometrics 7. Conclusion: From Nature to Models