Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

On the Usefulness of a Flat Economics to the World of Faith

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Abstract

Is economics unduly flat? Perhaps, sometimes. But part of the power of economics comes from the parsimony of its approach to human nature. If and when we search for more complex approaches, we will need to understand the tradeoffs involved in choosing between that power and simplicity and the alternatives. Rather than deepening our economics with faith, it may be that we are better off using a relatively flat economics to enrich religious understandings.

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Pages
194-201
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JEL classification
A12, A13, L26, Z12, Z13
Keywords
Economic methodology, religion, economics of religion
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