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Title: The role of econometrics in economic science: An essay about the monopolization of economic methodology by econometric methods
Authors: Pinto, Hugo 
Keywords: Econometrics; Economics; Methodology; Pluralism; Orthodoxy
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: PINTO, Hugo - The role of econometrics in economic science: An essay about the monopolization of economic methodology by econometric methods. "The Journal of Socio-Economics". ISSN 1053-5357. 40:4 (2011) 436–443
Serial title, monograph or event: The Journal of Socio-Economics
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
Abstract: Econometrics is seen as the dominant method in terms of applicability, accuracy and efficiency in economic science. It is widely used and other methods have been reduced to marginal contributions. Econometricians behave as if their techniques were universal when in fact they are not. If alternative methods are accepted, one can largely eliminate the restrictions and distance to reality of econometrics. The article debates the pathways for a satisfactory economics in a context where theoretical and methodological pluralism is entering even in mainstream ideas. The historical construction of econometrics as the main method in economics and the limitations and possibilities of this tool are explored, underlining the need of pluralism.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/21824
ISSN: 1053-5357
DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.04.011
Rights: openAccess
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