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Le pouvoir du positivisme et ses limites : microéconométrie et macroéconométrie actuelles du développement

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  • Jean Cartier-Bresson

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Abstract

This paper explores how the phase of the empirical verification has taken precedence over other phases of research in development economics. This trend involves the temporary spotlight on: the institutions, their reach, their effects and their evaluation. The hypothesis is that the fashionable methodology is scientism and its use by international organizations is positivist.

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  • Jean Cartier-Bresson, 2013. "Le pouvoir du positivisme et ses limites : microéconométrie et macroéconométrie actuelles du développement," Working Papers hal-00847005, HAL.
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    governance; political economy; methodology; positivism; scientism; institutions; gouvernance; économie politique; méthodologie; positivisme; scientisme; evidence-based policy;

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