Why mathematics in economics?
This paper suggests that mathematics may have become so important in economics for four reasons: (1) to make use of existing human capital, (ii) to attain scientific respectability, (3) to help assure security with respect to claims of truth, and (4) because economics was created primarily by Western economists to understand Western economic behavior.
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Volume (Year): 25 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
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