Title The Methodology of Experimental Economics
Book Condition New
Edition First Paperback Edition
Size 150 x 230 Mm
Publisher New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2005
0521618614 / 9780521618618
Seller ID 014373
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. The author demonstrates that experimental economists have a lot to gain by discussing openly the philosophical principles that guide their work, and that philosophers of science have a lot to learn from their ingenious techniques devised by experimenters in order to tackle difficult scientific problems. • 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 Contents 1. Introduction; Part I. Inferences Within the Experiment: 2. Inside the laboratory; 3. Hypothesis testing; 4. Causation and experimental control; 5. Prediction; 6. Elimination; 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. Printed Pages: 304.