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Ross, Don
2022
March
Journal of Economic Methodology
Economics is converging with sociology but not with psychology
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Economic methodology Cross-disciplinary influences Economics and psychology Economics and sociology
The rise of behavioral economics since the 1980s led to richer mutual influence between economic and psychological theory and experimentation. However, as behavioral economics has become increasingly integrated into the main stream in economics, and as psychology has remained damagingly methodologically conservative, this convergence has recently gone into reverse. At the same time, growing appreciation among economists of the limitations of atomistic individualism, along with advantages in econometric modeling flexibility by comparison with psychometrics, is leading economists to become more pluralistic than psychologists about the ontology of behavioral causation and structures. This, combined with economistsí growing interest in network models, is drawing economists closer in theory and practice to sociologists who use quantitative or mixed methods.
1350-178X
10.1080/1350178X.2022.2049854
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