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Дискурсивный Анализ В Экономике:Пересмотр Методологии И Истории Экономической Науки. Часть 1. Иная Методология Экономической Науки
[Discourse analysis in economics: methodology and history of economics reconsidered. Part I. Another methodology of economics]

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  • Yefimov, Vladimir
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    One had to know the rules governing diverse actors’ behaviour on the USA housing market to recognize the enlarging bubble and foresee an inevitable crash. Apart from the market actors, the researchers being in direct contacts with these actors (for example, conducting in-depth interviews) could be aware of these rules. In a more general form it can be said that, social and economic regularities are generated by the fact that people behave according to the socially constructed rules which are explained, justified and memorized through telling stories. It means that we should analyse these stories for revealing the social and economic regularities. As far as the modern economics is not interested in studying economic actors’ discourses, it loses a capacity to understand and foresee important economic phenomena. Discourse analysis does not imply a departure from the strict scientific standards with their origins in natural sciences; it rather comes closer to them because all social interactions are mediated by language. The paper proposes an alternative to a practiced at present varieties of institutional economics as well as recent perspectives of economics including behavioural and experimental economics. The first part of the paper published in the current issue of the journal (May 2011) describes discursive methodology and its recent applications to the analysis of economic phenomena. The second part of the paper will be published in October 2011 and will be devoted to a discourse analysis of history and the present status of economics. It revises the results of dispute over methods (Methodenstreit) and discusses conditions which could give a way to the radical reform of the present day discipline of economics.

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    Date of creation: May 2011
    Publication status: Published in Economic Sociology (Экономическая социология) 3.12(2011): pp. 15-53
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:49157
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