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Veranstaltungstitel Idealized Models in Economics
Kennzeichen 00205
Veranstaltungsart Seminar
Fachgruppe Philosophie
Semester Sommer 2021
Dozent(en) Patricia Rich
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester BA höhere Fachsemester (> 6) (P&E Bachelor)
6. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
Bereich(e) P5*: Wissenschaftstheorie II
P6.v: Theoretische Philosophie
V4: Verzahnungsseminar II


Economics is partially characterized by its use of abstract, idealized, formal models. These models obviously depart from reality in various ways. What justifies the use of such models, and what makes a model better or worse? What can these models do for us--for example, are they merely conceptual exercises, or can they directly explain real-world phenomena? These questions will be familiar to P&E students from other courses. In this seminar, we will explore the philosophy of modeling in more depth, and compare it more closely to economic practice.


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Students will generally be required to read one article or its equivalent per week, along with small preparatory tasks, and to participate in discussions.

There will be a term paper or equivalent.

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