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In Search of a Definition For the History of Economic Thought

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  • Rebeca Gomez Betancourt

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  • Alexander Tobón Arias

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This note discusses some ideas in regards to the character, method, and identity of historians of economic thought. They may be considered “generalist” economists, who hold knowledge of general theories. This knowledge allows them to establish links between different fields of specialization in economic, and the reconciliation with the contemporary economics. Therefore, historians of economic thought have a precise and permanent position within the economicsdiscipline.

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  • Rebeca Gomez Betancourt & Alexander Tobón Arias, 2009. "In Search of a Definition For the History of Economic Thought," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 71, pages 235-250.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2009:i:71:p:235-250
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    Keywords

    History of Economic Thought; History of Sciences; Economic Methodology; Economic Theory; Economist;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General

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