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A history of the histories of econometrics

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  • Boumans, Marcel
  • Dupont-Kieffer, Ariane

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Understanding the history of econometrics as a modern science also asks for understanding of the development of the image of science, which includes the history of philosophy of science and the history of economic methodology. Beside that philosophers of science need to be historically informed, historians of science need to be philosophical informed, which mean more precisely here that they need to be informed about the developments of the philosophical ideas about science. Corry's distinction between the body and image of knowledge does not only provide a framework to write histories of econometrics, but also to write a history of these histories. From its beginnings, econometricians have considered historical knowledge as reflexive knowledge useful to delineate their discipline.

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  • Boumans, Marcel & Dupont-Kieffer, Ariane, 2011. "A history of the histories of econometrics," MPRA Paper 35744, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    econometrics; philosophy of science; discipline;

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    • B23 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Econometrics; Quantitative and Mathematical Studies

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