Measurement, Quantification, and Economic Analysis: Numeracy in Economics

Synopsis

Most economists assume that the mathematical and quantative sides of their science are relatively recent developments. Measurement, Quantification and Economic Analysisshows that this is a misconception. Its authors argue that economists have long relied on measurement and quantification as essential tools.
However, problems have arisen in adapting these tools from other fields. Ultimately, the authors are sceptical about the role which measurement and quantification tools now play in contemporary economic theory.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Ingrid H. Rima
  • Robert W. Dimand
  • James P. Henderson
  • Sandra J. Peart
  • Judy L. Klein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1995