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Przyczynowosc w ekonomii. Najnowsze badania i nierozwiązane problemy / Causation in Economics. The Most Recent Analyses and the Unsolved Problems

Mariusz Maziarz ()
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Mariusz Maziarz: Wrocław University of Economics , Poland

Annales. Ethics in Economic Life, 2017, vol. 20, issue 1, 63-81

Abstract: The main aim of my article is indicating the unsolved research problems connected to causation in the area of the philosophy of economics. First, I briefly define causation and discuss two most notable approaches, i.e. the realist theory of causation and the instrumentalist theory of causation. Second, I review the most recent researches focused on the problem of causation in economics. Third, I discuss a number of case studies. On the grounds of comparison of the research practice of economists and the current issues undertaken by the philosophers of economics, I conclude that there is a gap between the research practice and the normative methodological analyses and indicate the research questions that need to be answered.

Keywords: causation; the philosophy of economics; recent research; causation in economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A19 B41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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