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Cambridge University Press
Journal of the History of Economic Thought
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Argues that neoclassical economics is primarily a theory of the human individual in economic life but contemporary mainstream economics does not posses a theory of the human individual. Definition of mainstream economics; Origin of the Enlightenment theory of the individual that came to underlie neoclassical economics at the end of the nineteenth century; Problems in neoclassical economics' treatment of individuals.
Davis, John B., "The Emperor's Clothes" (2002). Economics Faculty Research and Publications. 172.
Published version. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 2002):141-154. DOI. © 2002 Cambridge University Press. Used with permission.