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On Mathematical Thinking in Economics

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07/30/2014Bruno Leoni

The interest of scholars in the application of mathematics to the social sciences is particularly lively at the present time. This is especially true in economics, as well as in such allied disciplines as econometrics and economic statistics. And yet, critical works by economists on methodological problems remain rare, as witness the fact that Professor Milton Friedman, in his Essays in Positive Economics (1953), based many of his ideas on John Neville Keynes' volume of 1891.

Volume 1, Number 2 (1977)


Bruno Leoni

Bruno Leoni was professor of legal theory and the theory of the state at the University of Pavia, a practicing lawyer, founding editor of the journal Il Politico, newspaper columnist, and secretary and president of the Mont Pelerin Society.

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Bruno, Leoni. "On Mathematical Thinking in Economics." Journal of Libertarian Studies 1, No.2 (1977): 101-109.