Jean Tirole and Economic Science New Identity




common good, homo economicus, homo psychologicus, homo socialis, homo juridicus


In Economics for the Common Good, Jean Tirole sets a turning point in the way of conceiving the problems and methods used in economics. This article attempts to show that these components define a new identity for economic science, but without economic theory. To this end, Tirole's position according to which economics must be relocated within the social and human sciences is refuted. Consequently, this article contributes to reflection on the analytical scope of the new economic science and the meaning of what economists do nowadays.


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Author Biography

Alexander Tobón, Universidad de Antioquia

Doctor en Ciencias Económicas, profesor titular del Departamento de Economía, Grupo de Macroeconomía Aplicada, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.


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Tobón, A. (2021). Jean Tirole and Economic Science New Identity. Apuntes del Cenes, 40(71), 17–40.



Economic theory