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

In this paper we comparatively explore three claims concerning the disciplinary character of economics by means of citation analysis.

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?

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

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

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