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Sheila Dow - Why Economists Think How They Think

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:04:02 GMT

Economists argue over how the economy works or what is the best fiscal policy to recover from the current crisis. Sheila Dow looks behind the curtain of these debates; she seeks to find out why particular theories are being advanced, and how economists evaluate the merit of an argument in scientific debate. Click here to watch the video

Sheila Dow, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, is interviewed by Bruce Caldwell. In this INET interview, the two also talk about David Hume's view of human nature, and about the notion of rationality employed in behavioral economics.

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