Jakob Bek-Thomsen, Christian O. Christiansen, Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen, Mikkel Thorup

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Economics has become extremely influential as a way we think about the world. Economic science and its highly sophisticated use of mathematics and statistics has become an experts’ discourse: one which provides a crucial context for governing our societies, while remaining ever more incomprehensible and esoteric for many of us. Whether speaking of the government of the state, the corporation, the public sector, or of the self, economic reasoning today is a crucial mode of thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Economic Rationalities : Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority
EditorsJakob Bek-Thomsen, Christian Olaf Christiansen, Stefan Gaardsmand Jacobsen, Mikkel Thorup
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-52814-4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319528151
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Economic Rationality
  • Political Economy
  • Economic Reasoning
  • Corporate Philanthropy
  • Neoclassical Economic

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Bek-Thomsen, J., Christiansen, C. O., Jacobsen, S. G., & Thorup, M. (2017). Introduction. In J. Bek-Thomsen, C. O. Christiansen, S. Gaardsmand Jacobsen, & M. Thorup (Eds.), History of Economic Rationalities: Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority (pp. 1-12). Cham: Springer.