Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Review of The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters by Diane Coyle
Volume 11, No. 1 (2008)
The author wishes to convince the intelligent general public that contemporary neoclassical economics is not only virile, rather than sterile, but is of crucial importance for public policy. Her book seeks to change the non-economist professional’s belief that “economics is too narrow in its focus, caring only about money; too dry and robotic in its view of human nature; too reductionist in its methodology.” Her means consists of a review of developments in mainstream quantitative economic research over the past two decades—research that she characterizes as “applying the scientific method to the study of human behavior.”
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Bostaph, Samuel. "Review of The Soulful Silence: What Economists Really Do and Why it Matters." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 11, No. 1 (2008): 76–80.