Book “Enacting Dismal Science: New perspectives on the performativity of economics”

October 6, 2016

Enacting Dismal Science is the new collection on performativity, edited by Ivan Boldyrev and my colleague at Leicester, Ekaterina Svetlova.

With contributions on behavioral economics experiments, naturalism in economics, game theory, incentives, description as a moral problem, hydraulic governability in postwar Keynesianism, institutions, and much more.

Philip Roscoe of this very blog is among the authors.

Table of Contents:

  1. Chapter

    After the Turn: How the Performativity of Economics Matters

  2. Chapter

    Performativity Rationalized

  3. Chapter

    Performative Mechanisms

  4. Chapter

    ‘Doing’ Laboratory Experiments: An Ethnomethodological Study of the Performative Practice in Behavioral Economic Research

  5. Chapter

    The Problem with Economics: Naturalism, Critique and Performativity

  6. Chapter

    Performativity Matters: Economic Description as a Moral Problem

  7. Chapter

    The IS–LMization of the General Theory and the Construction of Hydraulic Governability in Postwar Keynesian Macroeconomics

  8. Chapter

    Performativity and Emergence of Institutions

3 Responses to “Book “Enacting Dismal Science: New perspectives on the performativity of economics””

  1. danielbeunza Says:

    An extraordinary set of papers and ideas. Look forward to read it. Congratulations to Ivan and Katerina for putting this together!

  2. Fantastic! Looking forward to read it!

  3. cara mia Says:

    Excellent discussion , Speaking of which if others need a WV Abstract Bibliography Pages , my secretary used a template form here

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