The Methodology of Experimental Economics

By: Francesco Guala

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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.

Title: The Methodology of Experimental Economics

Author Name: Francesco Guala

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2005

ISBN: 0521618614

ISBN 13: 9780521618618

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 150 x 230 Mm

Seller ID: 014373

Keywords: Experimental Economics