First Advisor

Richard, James S.

Second Advisor

Margesson, Shawna

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Margesson, Shawna

College

Regis College

Degree Name

BS

School

Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

85 pages

Abstract

In comparison to the long history of economic theory, the contemporary economic orthodoxy represents a uniquely modernist approach to the discipline. Juxtaposed with the earliest formulations of Adam Smith and David Ricardo, the economic journals of the last sixty years would seem almost ahistorical, as if work did not share the same lineage of thought. Mathematics has always played a central role in economic theorizing, but in the last sixty years, it has taken a new place in the central logic of economics. As the discipline has tended towards increasing scientific rigor, mathematics has slowly supplanted the earlier, more philosophical methodologies are common in the field.

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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