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Shifting Boundaries, Within and Outside Economics


  • Mario Cedrini

    () (Department of Economics and Statistics «Cognetti de Martiis» - University of Turin)

  • Stefano Fiori

    () (Department of Economics and Statistics «Cognetti de Martiis» - University of Turin)


The article is a contribution to a special issue on the shifting boundaries of economics at an era of fragmentation. By speculating on the origins of such fragmentation, the paper introduces readers to concepts like economics imperialism, paradigms in economics, pluralism and interdisciplinarity, in a historical perspective. It also aims to demonstrating that, by accepting the challenge and responsibility of exploring the current era of fragmentation, the history of economic thought can provide the theoretical ‘glue’ required for the analysis of economics in a post-foundational phase.

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  • Mario Cedrini & Stefano Fiori, 2016. "Shifting Boundaries, Within and Outside Economics," History of Economic Ideas, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa - Roma, vol. 24(3), pages 11-25.
  • Handle: RePEc:hid:journl:v:24:y:2016:3:1:p:11-25

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    1. Dieter Bögenhold, 2020. "History of Economic Thought as an Analytic Tool: why Past Intellectual Ideas Must Be Acknowledged as Lighthouses for the Future," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 26(1), pages 73-87, February.

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