Reasoning with Models in Thought Experiments: Applying Häggqvist's Template to Economics
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16th Biennial Conference of the International Network for Economic Method
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A central theme in methodology of economics is reconstructing how economists reason with models (see Sugden 2002, Morgan 2012, Jhun 2021, and many others). Acknowledging that the role of thought experiments in economics as well as the relation between thought experiments and models are contested (see e.g. Reiss 2016, Thoma 2016), this paper provides an account of reasoning with models as centrepieces of thought experiments.