A provocatively rethink of the questions of what, how and for whom economics is produced. Academic economists in the twentieth century have presumed to monopolise economic knowledge, seeing themselves as the only legitimate producers and consumers of this highly specialized commodity. This has encouraged a narrow view of economics as little more than a private dialogue among professionally licensed knowers. This book recasts this narrow view.

chapter 1|15 pages

Economics of knowledge

Old and new
ByRobert F. Garnett

part I|84 pages

Academic versus ersatz economics

chapter 2|18 pages

The transgressive knowledge of “ersatz” economics

ByJack Amariglio, David F. Ruccio

chapter |23 pages

Look at me look at you

ByJudith Mehta

chapter 4|5 pages

Jack, David, and Judith looking at me looking at them

ByDeirdre McCloskey

chapter 5|21 pages

The crowding out of academic economics

The case of NAFTA
ByArjo Klamer, Jennifer Meehan

chapter 6|15 pages

Bridging the gap between the public's and the economists' views of the economy

ByRobert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Mollyann Brodie, Richard Morin, Drew E. Altman, Daniel Gitterman, Mario Brossard, Matt James

part II|52 pages

It's not all academic

chapter 7|21 pages

Economic knowledge, professional authority, and the state

The case of American economics during and after World War II
ByMichael A. Bernstein

chapter 8|15 pages

Foundations and economic knowledge

ByRadhika Balakrishnan, Caren Grown

chapter 9|14 pages

Can there be genre difference in economic literature?

BySuzanne Bergeron, Bruce Pietrykowski

part III|37 pages

Reconstructing the academic conversation

chapter 10|14 pages

Postmodernism and identity conditions for discourses

ByJohn B. Davis

chapter 11|21 pages

The role of econometrics in the neoclassical research program

ByJames R. Wible, Norman H. Sedgley

part IV|60 pages

Teaching matters

chapter 12|22 pages

A picture is worth a thousand words

ByUlla Grapard

chapter 13|8 pages

Mandating knowledge

The role of the Advanced Placement exam in secondary economics education
ByClaire Sproul

chapter 14|13 pages

Strategy and tactics in the pedagogy of economics

What should be done about neoclassical economics?
ByGrahame F. Thompson

chapter 15|15 pages

A working knowledge of economics?

ByRichard McIntyre