Review of Economics and Economic Methodology (REEM)
Call for papers: Volume IV, Issue 1, February 2020
Review of Economics and Economic Methodology is a peer-reviewed, bi-annual academic journal with a focus on economic theory, economic methodology, economic history and ethics in economics. It is set up and managed by the coordinators of the Movement for Economic Pluralism, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana.
We are calling for papers for Volume III, Issue 1, February 2020.
Deadline: September 30th, 2019.
REEM welcomes contributions from both, established scholars and prospective students, in so far as the latter have support by a professor. REEM is an open access journal, all its content is permanently available online without subscription or payment. Every article has a unique and permanent URL. REEM is indexed by EconLit.
This issue is a special issue:
The Methodology of Economics: How Mathematicians Explain – Or Should They?
In 1980, Mark Blaug published a memorable treatise on economic methodology, The Methodology of Economics: Or How Economists Explain? His book was an examination of the nature of economic explanation, based on philosophy of science and troublesome question of the logical status of welfare economics, followed by a series of case studies, showing how controversies in economics may be illuminated by paying attention to questions of methodology. In last decade, an influential strand of thought called Social Ontology arose from the work of Prof. Tony Lawson (a trained mathematician) warning against an epistemic fallacy in methodological debates in economics and pointing to an inherent ontological failure in the explanation of economic phenomena by means of mathematical modelling.
Our special issue will, therefore, be devoted to the present state-of-the-art of methodology in economics. Are mathematical models an inevitable »curse« of economics? Can they be improved for the purposes of modelling economic phenomena? And how – in which directions? Could contemporary mathematics, say analysis of several complex variables, algebraic and differential topology and geometry, category theory, partial differential equations and other strands provide a place for improved mathematics of economics? Is Tony Lawson right in warning about inherent atomistic approach in mathematical modelling of the economy? Are there other paths of methodological solutions not tried yet? Is a resort to theoretical reasoning a panacea for problems of quantitative modelling in economics? What does this mean for the place of economics in contemporary society? And how about its pragmatic and policy aspects?
All other contributions that are within the scope of the journal and are not connected to the main topic of the special issue and its various interpretations are also welcome. The research domains are:
(1) Economic theory: We welcome contributions from different schools in economics, papers are not discriminated by their paradigmatic content, but by the quality of research.
(2) Economic methodology: We welcome the methodological analysis of concepts, theories and techniques of economics, either mainstream or heterodox.
(3) History of economic thought: We welcome papers that deal with historical development of ideas, concepts, theories and methods in economics.
(4) Ethics and economics: We welcome contributions in philosophy, political science and moral philosophy, in so far as there is some clear link to economics.
All submissions must show a clear connection to economics, but can be non-economical, possibly with a focus on conceptual or methodological issues, and should in some way indicate the link with published research.
Specifications for the submissions under "SUBMISSIONS" tab.
Managing Editor of the Special Issue: Andrej Srakar
Andrej Srakar, PhD, Editor-in-chief, Institute for Economic Research (IER) and Faculty of
Economics, University of Ljubljana, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tej Gonza, MSc, Editor-in-chief, Institute for economic democracy (IED), email@example.com
Urban Sušnik, PhD, Editor-in-chief, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, firstname.lastname@example.org
September, 30th, 2019 – deadline of the submission of full papers
February 28th, 2020 - publication of the Volume IV, Issue 1
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