Thesis topic proposal
Methodological and Philosophical Presuppositions of Mainstream Economics


Institute: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
business and management
Doctoral School of Business and Management

Thesis supervisor: István Danka
Location of studies (in Hungarian): 1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2. Q building A wing
Abbreviation of location of studies: BME Q

Description of the research topic:

Critiques of mainstream economics theories claim the 2008 economic crisis to be an indicator of the deficiencies of those theories because the crisis could not be foreseen, managed, and even explained in the traditional conceptual and methodological framework. The project aims at investigating the philosophical presuppositions and methodological commitments (incl. idealisation, rational agents, transitive preferences, etc. ) of rational choice theory as a background theory for mainstream economics, in order to explore the problems and develop a response to the criticism.

Recommended language skills (in Hungarian): ENGLISH
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-05-31

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