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On the Possibility of an Enlarged Self-Definition of Economics

December 11, 2016

This brief note explores the possibility of working towards an enlarged self-definition of economics through economists’ study and appreciation of economic sociology.

This note revisits the question of whether there is a possibility of changing our understanding of what kind of social scientific work falls within the domain of economics proper once we start critically engaging with work conventionally considered to be outside of that domain. In part, the note is intended to offer undergraduate students in economics – and possibly even those further down the road in their education – food for thought about what constitutes economics.

Author: Daniyal Khan
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