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The Realist Approach of John Kenneth Galbraith

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  • Stephen Dunn
  • Andrew Mearman

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Some say John Kenneth Galbraith was not a conventional economist. But these authors argue that Galbraith was a realist in the deepest sense, and the practice of economics would benefit from his thinking. They argue that he was very conscious of the precise methods he used to analyze how economies truly worked. These methods were in fact empirically based and grounded in analysis of the many factors that affect economic outcomes—what can now be called an ontological approach. Those who try to expand economics today toward greater realism would be wise, the authors say, to consider further the economic and social theories of Galbraith.

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  • Stephen Dunn & Andrew Mearman, 2006. "The Realist Approach of John Kenneth Galbraith," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(4), pages 7-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:49:y:2006:i:4:p:7-30
    DOI: 10.2753/CHA0577-5132490402
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    1. Alexandre Chirat & Charlotte Le Chapelain, 2017. "Some “unexpected proximities” between Schultz and Galbraith on human capital," Working Papers of BETA 2017-18, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
    2. Alexandre Chirat & Charlotte Le Chapelain, 2017. "Some “unexpected proximities” between Schultz and Galbraith on human capital," Working Papers 08-17, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    3. Adem LEVENT, 2016. "Power, Market and Techno-Structure in John Kenneth Galbraith’s Thought," Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences, KSP Journals, vol. 3(2), pages 214-218, June.

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