Economics in context

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Academic departmentalization has limited the dimensionality and thus the richness of analysis in the social sciences. The author examines the case of a modern economics as an example. He reviews the ideas of Williamson (2000), who cites the limits of scope in the New Institutional Economics; Buchanan, who lays bare the ethical foundations of political economy in his constitutional economics; and Adam Smith, whose moral philosophy reflects a fully dimensional analysis. The author cites examples of how modern economic analysis can be enhanced by a reintegration with the other social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-211
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Economic Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004


  • Ethics
  • Institutions
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Economics and Econometrics


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