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Epistemology of the social sciences and pluralism in economics; history of political and economic thought

Jakob Kapeller is an economist who accidentally became a philosopher. He is an interdisciplinary researcher trying to connect insights from different social science disciplines. Jakob is affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science and the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE), both at Johannes Kepler University Linz. His research interests include the epistemology of the social sciences, the history of political and economic thought, heterodox economics and the distribution of income and wealth.

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The Top Journals Club in Economics

Article | Nov 20, 2018

Prejudice and collusion, not simply research quality, drive journal citations

Citation Patterns in Economics and Beyond

Paper Working Paper Series | | Nov 2018

Assessing the Peculiarities of Economics from Two Scientometric Perspectives

The Focus of Academic Economics: Before and After the Crisis

Paper Working Paper Series | | May 2018

Has the global financial crisis of 2007 had a visible impact on the economics profession?

How economic policy drives European (dis)integration

Article | Sep 22, 2016

The Eurozone is (quietly) disintegrating as ‘core’ and ‘periphery’ countries continue on paths of economic divergence. That disintegration is reinforced by self-defeating policies shaped by a macroeconomic model that mimics and reinforces the divisions between ‘winners’ and ‘losers’

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Reawakening

From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Conference #INET2017 | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.