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The experimental approach in economics is a driving force behind some of the most exciting developments in the field. The 'experimental revolution' was based on a series of bold philosophical premises which have remained until now mostly unexplored. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis and critical discussion of the methodology of experimental economics, written by a philosopher of science with expertise in the field. It outlines the fundamental principles of experimental inference in order to investigate their power, scope and limitations.Read more
- First book on experimental economics from the perspective of philosophy of science and social science.
- Author has training as experimentalist himself
- Ideal for supplementary reading for courses in economic theory and philosophy of science
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- Date Published: August 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521853408
- length: 302 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- contains: 15 b/w illus. 12 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Inferences within the Experiment:
2. Inside the laboratory
3. Hypothesis testing
4. Causation and experimental control
Part II. Inferences from the Experiment:
7. External validity
8. Economic engineering
9. From the laboratory to the outside world
10. Experiments as mediators
11. On monetary incentives.
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