Professor Mary Morgan's public lecture Models: Facts, Artefacts or Fictions will explore a short history and philosophy of models in economics to develop notion of ‘keys’ to match mathematical models to empirics of the world.

The lecture will cover case material including:

  • Fogel’s counterfactual economy and importance of fictions
  • Simple Supply and Demand diagram as artefacts leading to Marshall’s work and ‘empty economic boxes’ argument
  • Models for econometrics and identification questions
  • Economic experiments as ways to get facts to stick to models

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Public Lecture: Models: Facts, Artefacts or Fictions?

Mon 18 Apr 2016 6:00pm7:15pm


Room 360, Physiology Lecture Theatres (63)