Methodology and method of economics or theories of regional development

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dc.contributor.author Nedomlelová, Iva
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-22
dc.date.available 2014-05-22
dc.date.issued 2013-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7372-953-0
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/6937
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to present the main methodological approaches and research methods used in the construction of economic theory and formulate conclusions which arise for economic reality. At the same time, the attention is paid to the fact that theories of regional development are constructed on the basis of the same methodological foundations. In recent years, there is noted a significant difference in the development of countries and also strengthening of disparity development within these countries. Moreover, there is an increasing pressure on economic theory, mainly on the growth and development theory to explain the nature of these differences and disparities between countries and regions and to give directions to adequate economic (macroeconomic and regional) policy. Theories of regional development are part of a broad framework of economic theory and prefer spatial and geographic aspects. The methodology can be defined as the study of methods used in scientific research. The method then presents the scientific approach used in examining the phenomena of reality. In this paper, the attention is paid to methodological approaches and methods of classical economics, Keynesian economics, neoclassical economics, neoliberal economics, neo-Marxist economics and institutional or neoinstitutional economics. Within each approach, there are mentioned methods such as historical-inductive method, empiricism, abstraction, axiomatic-deductive method, marginal analysis, methodological individualism, subjectivism, critical realism, dialectics, structuralism, historical approach, praxeology, descriptive analysis and others. The article also includes two schemes. The first presents the basic characteristics of methodological approaches and methods of individual theoretical economic directions. The second scheme shows the main ideas of the authors of theories of regional development in the division as applicable to a particular stream of thought. The author of the article concludes that the future development of economic theory regarding research methods will probably go towards synthesis and complexity. en
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dc.format.extent 412-424 cs
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Liberec economic forum 2013: proceedings of the 11th international conference: 16th - 17th September 2013, Sychrov, Czech republic, EU /[editor Aleš Kocourek];1
dc.subject economic methodology en
dc.subject method en
dc.subject positive economics en
dc.subject positivism en
dc.subject realism en
dc.subject individualism en
dc.subject monetarism en
dc.subject Keynesian economics en
dc.subject neoclassicism en
dc.subject neoliberal economics en
dc.subject neo-Marxist economics en
dc.subject institutional economics en
dc.subject theories of regional development en
dc.subject.classification A1
dc.subject.classification B00
dc.subject.classification B22
dc.subject.classification B41
dc.title Methodology and method of economics or theories of regional development cs
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.access open
local.fulltext yes
local.identifier.publikace 2057


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