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Imagination and mathematics in economic modelling

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In this presentation we explore the hypothesis that constrained uses of imagination are crucial to economic modelling. We propose a theoretical framework to develop this thesis through a number of specific hypotheses that we test and refine through six new, representative case studies. Our ultimate goal is to develop a philosophical account that is practice oriented and informed by empirical evidence. To do this, we deploy an abductive reasoning strategy. We start from a robust set of hypotheses and leave space for the generation of further hypotheses and theoretical claims based on the qualitative analysis of new empirical data.

This talk is part of the CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar series.

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