Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

The Annals is a forum for the free exchange of ideas
among scholars working in the field of social sciences
Volume LIV 2 - 2020

All that Glitters Is not Gold: The Case of Mainstream Pluralism

Andrea Salanti,
pp. 287-310
10.26331/1127,
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ABSTRACT

It has been recently noted a new pluralistic tendency within mainstream economics, purportedly characterized by an eclectic attitude towards some traditional tenets of neoclassical economics. Anyway, mainstream literature continues to rely on the appropriateness of partial equilibrium analysis and on a comparatively intensified engagement in applied economics. It is my contention here that any appraisal of the (supposed) new mainstream pluralism cannot abstain from a careful discussion of the somewhat problematic consequences of both these prominent features.