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¿Cómo llegó la economía a semejante situación?


  • Geoffrey M. Hodgson

    () (Hertfordshire University)


In this short essay Hodgson denounces the superficiality in the teaching of economics and agrees with the student protests which have urged deep academic reforms. He also censures the absence of plurality and tolerance in teaching methods and argues that excessive mathematical formulation, together with the commercialization of knowledge and research have contributed to narrowing the approach of economics. He proposes the study of philosophy, economic history, history of ideas, as well as relevant social institutions and the practical conditions of social politics, should be as important as the academic requirement of knowledge of mathematics.

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  • Geoffrey M. Hodgson, 2002. "¿Cómo llegó la economía a semejante situación?," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 4(6), pages 19-23, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:4:y:2002:i:6:p:19-23

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    1. Nelson, Richard R. & Sampat, Bhaven N., 2001. "Making sense of institutions as a factor shaping economic performance," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 31-54, January.
    2. Salomón Kalmanovitz, 1999. "Las Instituciones Colombianas En El Siglo Xx," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 003117, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    3. Barbara Krug, 1999. "On Custom in Economics: The Case of Humanism and Trade Regimes," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 155(3), pages 405-405, September.
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    Teaching of economics; plurality; tolerance; academic project;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate


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