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What does it mean to say that economics is performative?


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  • Michel Callon

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole des Mines de Paris)

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    Discusses the performativity of economics and proposes theoretical directions to study it from a sociological perspective.

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    Paper provided by Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech in its series CSI Working Papers Series with number 005.

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    Length: 58 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:005

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    Keywords: Economics; economic sociology; actor-network theory; science studies;

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    1. Faulhaber, Gerald R & Baumol, William J, 1988. "Economists as Innovators: Practical Products of Theoretical Research," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 26(2), pages 577-600, June.
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    Cited by:
    1. Huault, Isabelle & Rainelli, Hélène, 2007. "Innovations financières : construire et légitimer un nouveau marché financier de gré à gré -- le cas des dérivés de crédit," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University 123456789/691, Paris Dauphine University.
    2. Isabelle Huault & Hélène Rainelli Le Montagner, 2007. "Innovations financières : construire et légitimer un nouveau marché financier de gré à gré," Post-Print, HAL halshs-00150768, HAL.


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