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Selected Publications 1995 -    ( Click here for some downloadable versions )

(1995) 'Expectations and Economics', in Dow S and Hillard J (eds.), Keynes, Uncertainty and Knowledge, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 77-106.

(1995) 'The 'Lucas Critique': A Generalisation', Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 19, No. 2, April, pp. 257-276.

(1995) 'A Realist Perspective on Contemporary "Economic Theory'' ', Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, March, pp. 1-32.

(1996) 'The Predictive Science of Economics?', in Medema S and Samuels W (eds.), How Should Economists Do Economics?, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1996) 'Developments in Economics as Realist Social Theory', Review of Social Economy, Vol. LIV, No. 4, pp. 405-22.

- Reprinted in Fleetwood, S. (ed.) 1999, Critical Realism in Economics: development and debate, London; Routledge

(1996) 'Realism and Instrumentalism in the Development of Econometrics', in Hamouda O.F. and Rowley J.C.R. (eds.), Foundations of Probability, Econometrics and Economic Games, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1996) 'On Criticising the Practices of Economists: a case for interventionist methodology,' in Salanti A (ed.), Pluralism in Economics, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 13-36.

(1996) 'The Nature of Post Keynesianism and its Links to other Traditions', in Prychitko D.L. (ed.), Why Economists Disagree: An Introduction to the Contemporary Schools of Thought, New York: State University of New York Press.

(1996) 'Keynes and Hayek: A Commonality', History of Economics Review, No 25, Winter-Summer, pp. 96-114.

(1997) 'On the Nature of Industrial Decline in the UK', written jointly with A. Kilpatrick, in Feinstein, C., (ed.) The Economic Development of Modern Europe Since 1870, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1997) 'Development in Hayek's Social Theorising', in Frowen S (ed.), Hayek the Economist and Social Philosopher: A Critical Retrospect, London: Macmillan Press Ltd., Basingstoke.

(1997) 'Situated Rationality', Journal of Economic Methodology , Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 101-25.

(1997) 'Horses for Courses', in Arestis P. and Sawyer M. (eds.) Markets, Unemployment and Economic Policy: Essays in honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume II, London: Routledge.

(1997) 'Money Modellers Miss the Point', Times Higher Education Supplement, January 24th.

(1997) 'Economics as a distinct social science? On the nature, scope and method of economics', économie appliquée.

(1997)  Economics and Reality, London and New York: Routledge.

(1997) 'Critical Issues in Economics as Realist Social Theory', Ekonomia, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter, pp. 75-117.

Reprinted in Fleetwood, S. (ed.) 1999, Critical Realism in Economics: development and debate, London; Routledge

(1998) 'Social Relations, Social Reproduction and Stylized Facts', in Arestis P (ed.), Essays in Honour of Paul Davidson, Vol. Three, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1998) 'Transcendental Realism', in Davis J, Hands W and Mäki U (eds.), The Edward Elgar Companion to Economic Methodology, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1998) 'Tendencies', in Davis J, Hands W and Mäki U (eds.), The Edward Elgar Companion to Economic Methodology, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(1998) Critical Realism: Essential Readings, edited (with Margaret Archer, Roy Bhaskar and others), London: Routledge.

(1998) 'Transcendental Realism and Science: introduction' (written jointly with Roy Bhaskar), in Critical Realism: Essential Readings, edited (with Margaret Archer, Roy Bhaskar and others), London Routledge.

(1998) 'Clarifying and Developing the Economics and Reality Project: Closed and Open Systems, Deductivism, Prediction and Teaching', Review of Social Economy.

(1999) 'Critical Realism', in O'Hara P. (ed.), the Encyclopaedia of Political Economy, London: Routledge.

(1999) 'Feminism, Realism and Universalism', Feminist Economics, 5(2), pp. 25-59

(1999) 'Keynes' Realist Orientation', The Keizai Seminar, No. 537, pp. 106-114.

(1999) 'Connections and Distinctions: Post Keynesianism and Critical Realism', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Fall.

(1999) 'What has Realism got to do with it?', Economics and Philosophy, 15, pp. 269-282

Reprinted in John B. Davis (ed.) Recent Deveopments in Economic Methodology, 2006, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Also Reprinted in Daniel M. Hausman  (ed.) 2008, The Phiosophy of Economics: An Anthology (Third Edition), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(2000) 'Evaluating Trust, Competition and Co-operation' in Yuichi Shionoya and Kiichiro Yagi (eds.), Competition, Trust and Co-operation -- A Comparative Study, New York, Berlin and Tokyo: Springer Verlag. 

(2001) 'Why Should Economists Including (Old) Institutionalists be Interested in Critical Realism?' in Aruka Y. (ed.) Evolutionary Controversies in Economics: a New Transdisciplinary Approach, New York, Berlin and Tokyo: Springer Verlag.

(2001) 'Back to Reality',  Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter, Issue No. 6, May.

Reprinted in The Journal of Critical Realism, 2001, November.

Also reprinted in Edward Fullbrook (ed), 2003, The Crisis of Modern Economics, London and New York: Routledge

(2001) 'Gendai-Keizaigaku Saiko no Hituyosei-nitsuite: Keishikisyugiteki-modelling kara Realist-syakairiron no Kosei' (Approximate English translation: `Rethinking Modern Economics: from formalistic modelling to realist social theorising'),  Keizai Seminar, Vol 8, No. 559, pp. 30 – 37, August .

(2001)  'Economics and Explanation', Revue Internationale De Philosophie,  (special issue on philosophy of economics), Vol. 3, No. 217, pp. 371-93.

(2001) 'Two Responses to the Failings of Modern Economics: the instrumentalist and the Realist', Review of Population and Social Policy, No. 10, pp. 1-27, Tokyo: National Institute of Population and Social Security Research.

(2001)  'Mathematical Formalism in Economics: what Really is the Problem?', in Arestis and Dow (eds.), Methodology, Microeconomics and Keynes, Festschrift for Victoria Chick, London: Taylor and Francis.

(2001) 'The Varying Fortunes of the Project of Mathematising Economics', European Journal of Economic and Social Systems, Volume 15,  N°4  2001  pp. 241-268

(2002)  'Should Economics Be an Evolutionary Science? Veblen’s Concern and Philosophical Legacy', The 2002 Clarence Aryes Memorial Lecture, Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XXXVI, no. 2 , pp. 279-91

(2003)  Reorienting Economics, London and New York: Routledge. 

(2003) 'Institutionalism: On the Need to Firm up Notions of Social Structure and the Human Subject', Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XXXVII, no. 1, pp. 175-201.

(2003) 'Ontology and Feminist Theorising', Feminist Economics, (9):1, March, pp. 119 - 150.

Reprinted in John B. Davis (ed.) Recent Deveopments in Economic Methodology, 2006, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar(2003) 'Theorising Ontology', Feminist Economics, (9):1, March, pp. 161- 169.

(2003) 'Society and Economy as Reproduced Interdependencies' in N. Lazaric and E. Lorenz (eds.) Knoweldge, Learning and Routines (vol. 2), Critical Studies in Economic Institutions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 91-111.

(2003) 'Keynes's Realist Orientation' in Jochen Runde and S. Mizuhara (eds.), Perspectives on the Philosophical Underpinnings of Keynes’s Economics: Probability, Uncertainty and Convention, London and New York: Routledge.

(2004) 'Rethinking Economics as a Science', Kyiv Mohyla Business Studio, [a Ukrainian Quarterly Management Journal,  published by Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs), Kyiv, Ukraine], vol 1, no. 7, pp. 19-31.

(2004) 'Philosophical Under-labouring in the Context of Modern Economics: aiming at truth and usefulness in the meanest of ways', in John Davis, Alain Marciano and Jochen Runde (eds.) The Elgar Companion of Economics and Philosophy.  Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

(2004)  'Modern economics: the problem and a solution',  in Edward Fullbrook (ed.), The Student's Guide to What's Wrong with Economics, Anthem Press (an imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company).

(2004) 'Reorienting Economics: on heterodox economics, themata and the uses of mathematics in economics', Journal of Economic Methodology , 11:3, pp 329-340, September

(2005) 'Methodological Issues in the Study of Gender', in Nobuko Hara (ed.), Gender Study: Theory, History and Policy, Tokyo: Hosei University Press.

            Reprinted in Journal of International Economic Studies, 2007,  No. 21, March, pp 1-66

(2005) 'A Perspective on Modern Economics', in George Steinmetz (ed.) The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences, Durham, USA: Duke University Press, pp 366-392.

(2005) 'The (Confused) State of Equilibrium Analysis in Modern Economics: an (Ontological) Explanation', Journal for Post Keynesian Economics, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 423-44 (Spring)

(2005) 'Reorienting History (of Economics)', Journal for Post Keynesian Economics, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 455-71 (Spring)

(2006) 'The Nature of Heterodox Economics', Cambridge Journal of Economics, (30):2 (July), pp. 483-507

(2006) 'The Nature of Institutionalist Economics', Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 2(1): 7-20.

(2006) 'Tensions in Modern Economics. The case of Equilibrium Analysis',  in Valeria Mosini (ed.), Equilibrium in Economics: Scope and Limits, London and New York: Routledge.

(2007) 'Gender and Social change' in Jude Brown (ed.) The Future of Gender, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 136-62.

(2007) 'An Orientation for a Green Economics?', The International Journal of Green Economics,  vol 1, Nos 3/4, pp 250-67.

(2007) 'Ou va l'economie dominante?'  (wriiten jointly with Christian Arnsperger, Alternatives Economiques, 3rd trimester No 73, pp. 52-4. <> (2008) 'A perspective on the State og Economcs', Clare Market Review, Issue 1, Lodon School of Economics.

(2008) 'Social Explanation and Popper', in Tom Boylan and Paschal O'Gorman (eds.), Popper and Economic Methodology: Contemporary Challenges, London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'History, Causal Explanation, and "Basic Economic Reasoning" ', (reply to Bruce Caldwell) in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Underlabouring for Substantive Theorising '  (reply to Bjorn-Invar Davidsen), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Heterodox Economics and Pluralism '  (reply to John B. Davis), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Triangulation and Social Reserach'  (reply to Paul Downward and Andrew Mearman), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'The Mainstream Orientation and Ideology '  (reply to Bernard Gurrien ), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'On the Nature and Roles of Formalism in Economics'  (reply to Geoffrey Hodgson), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Ontology or Epistemology? ' (reply to Bruce R. McFarling), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Ontology and Postmodernism' (reply to David Ruccio), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Feminism, ealism and ERssentialism' (reply to Irene Van Staveren), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Provisionally Grounded Critical Ontology ' (reply to Jack Vromen), in Edward Fullbrook (ed.) Ontology and Economics:Tony Lawson and His Critics,  London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Ontology, Economics and Pluralism'  in Martha Starr and Rob Garnett (eds.) Pluralism in Economics and Economies, London and New York: Routledge.

(2009) 'Cambridge Economics, Heterodoxy and Ontology' (interviewed by Stephen Dunne)  Review of Political Economy, 21:3 July, pp.  481 - 96

(2009) 'Cambridge Social Ontology' (interviewed by Clemens Hirsch and C. Tyler DesRoches)  Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2009, pp. 100-122.

(2009) 'Applied Economics, Contrast Explanation and Assymetric Information',  Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33:3, May, pp. 405-20.

(2009) 'The Current Economic Crisis: its Nature and the Course of Academic economics',  Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33:4, July, pp. 759-788.

(2009) 'Contemporary Economics and the Crisis' ,  Real-World Economics Review, 50, pp 122-31.

(2010)  'Varieties of internal critiquein Stefano Zambelli (ed.)  Computable, Constructive and Behavioual Economic Dynamics: Essays in Honour of Kumaraswamy Velupillai, London and New York: Routledge.

Professor Tony Lawson












Professor of Economics and Philosophy

Research Group:
Alternative approaches to economics, history of economic thought, and methodology


Contact Details
Email: Tony.Lawson@econ.cam.ac.uk
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    Tony Lawson
    (University of Cambridge)
    'What is wrong with modern economics, and why does it stay wrong?'
    Monday 16th October 2017 8:00pm
    Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College