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Models and Measurements

  • Ricardo F. CrespoEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

Two key economic tools, models and measurements, are analyzed from a philosophical point of view, stressing their realism. Models should portray real causal relations, while it should be noted that measurements entail a simplification of reality, surveying quantitative dimensions and trying to quantify strictly qualitative dimensions.

Keywords

Economic models Measurement in economics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasMendozaArgentina

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