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dc.contributor.authorSantos, Ana C.-
dc.contributor.authorRodrigues, João-
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T17:03:37Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-04T17:03:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.issn0309-166Xpt
dc.identifier.issn1464-3545pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/81384-
dc.description.abstractThe social engineering ambitions of economics have never been so high. Economists are increasingly invited to construct markets from scratch or to design mechanisms that mimic the market. Science students take these social engineering efforts as evidence for the capacity of economists to make the economy more like its description in economic theories. This paper scrutinises one such viewpoint. It examines Michel Callon’s performativity thesis that presents the stronger stance regarding the impact of economics on the economy—economic theory can be made true by construction. It concludes that the research carried out thus far fails to support this thesis. It has shown that economics, understood in a very loose sense, has an active role in market building.pt
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.publisherOxford University Presspt
dc.relationSFRH/BPD/28966/2006pt
dc.relationSFRH/BD/38310/2007pt
dc.rightsopenAccesspt
dc.subjectAuctionspt
dc.subjectExperimentspt
dc.subjectMarket mechanismspt
dc.subjectPerformativitypt
dc.titleEconomics as social engineering? Questioning the performativity thesispt
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage985pt
degois.publication.lastPage1000pt
degois.publication.issue5pt
degois.publication.titleCambridge Journal of Economicspt
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1093/cje/ben058pt
dc.peerreviewedyespt
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/cje/ben058pt
degois.publication.volume33pt
dc.date.embargo2009-01-01*
dc.date.periodoembargo0pt
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item.languageiso639-1en-
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