Models and Explanations in Economics

Only recently, a professor of economics was queried by flight security for dealing with apparently suspect formulas on the plane (presumably in combination with having arguably arabic looks). That clearly was a misinterpretation of economic modelling. But what is not? How can economic models be interpreted in a meaningful way? What can we learn from them? And where are their limits? The workshop brings together leading researchers from the philosophy of science and from economics to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of economic models and their application to real world problems.



- Philipp C. Wichardt, Scientific Organization, philipp.wichardt "at"

- Markus Walzl, Local Organization, markus.walzl "at"

List of Participants

Roman Frigg (London School of Economics)
Francesco Guala (Milan University)
Gerardo Infante (University of East Anglia)
Christoph Kuczmics (University of Graz)
Aki Lehtinen (Helsinki University)
James Nguyen (London School of Economics)
Caterina Marchionni (Helsinki University)
Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University, New York University)
Avner Shaked (Utrecht University)
Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia)
Markus Walzl (Innsbruck University)
Philipp Wichardt (University of Rostock)
Menahem Yaari (Hebrew University Jerusalem)