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El campo de la economía


  • Gabriel Misas Arango

    () (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)


This essay examines how the field of economics works, understood to be the space of symbolic production of economic knowledge and its distribution networks. It therefore analyzes the relationship between the producing agents and the institutions involved. The economy is a scientific field with weak autonomy, due to its deep insertion in social relations, thus it suffers strong pressures of external forces to put some issues on the public agenda and ignore others. We cannot doubt that the economic science is a social construction of a social construction.

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  • Gabriel Misas Arango, 2007. "El campo de la economía," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 9(17), pages 109-130, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:9:y:2007:i:17:p:109-130

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    scientific field; symbolic production; knowledge networks;

    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
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics


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