ECTAP
 
HomeDespre ECTAEventsPolitica editorialaTrimite un articolParteneri / link-uri utileArchiveAbonamentContact
 

ISSN 1841-8678   (print)
ISSN 1844-0029   (online)

News

Archive ECTAP

Note: for the period 1994-2003 the archive of the magazine will not be available online

Supplements ECTAP

If you cannot open the pdf file you need Adobe Reader.
download Adobe Reader

Creative Commons License

Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 2 / 2017 (611), Summer

Science is measurement, yet not all sciences can be evaluated using the same measurement

Vlad NERĂU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to investigate if in Economics may take place the same type of “Darwinian Competition” that occurs in Natural Sciences and through which theories are permanently removed. Starting from how measurement, tool development and the establishment of the experiment as a research method, led to significant progress in natural science we demonstrate that the same assumptions for reducing the complexity of reality and the ontological universalism hypothesis cannot be used in Economics. The consequence of not being able to use the same methodological tools is that economics has to be content with the use of statistical laws, which merely allow the prediction of “empirical regularities” in comparison with the precision of natural sciences laws.

Keywords: equilibrium, experiment, measurement, ontological universalism, Darwinian Competition.

Download the full article:  

Contents

Open acces

ECTAP

Search

BOOKS

The Economicity. The Epistemic Landscape, Marin Dinu, 2016

Partners


ISSN 1841-8678 (ediția print) / ISSN 1844-0029 (ediția online)
© Copyright Asociația Generală a Economiștilor din România (AGER) / General Association of Economists From Romania  (GAER)
Redacția: 010702, București, Calea Griviței nr. 21, sector 1, E-mail: economia.ta@edeconomica.com

© 2006-2017 AGER