Ronald Coase e a matemática na economia

Era Ronald Coase um destes que sofrem de matemáticofobia?

Coase believes that there will be a day for mathematical economics – but not yet. “Once we begin to uncover the real factors affecting the performance of the economic system, the complicated interrelations between them will clearly necessitate a mathematical treatment, as in the natural sciences, and economists like myself, who write in prose, will take their bow. May this period soon come” (Coase [1991, 12]).

É, parece que Coase era mais uma alma razoável com a qual a gente poderia ter uma conversa inteligente. O trecho acima encontra-se em: The New Institutional Economics Meets Law and Economics, de Richard A. Posner (publicado no Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) / Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, Vol. 149, No. 1, The New Institutional Economics Recent Progress; Expanding Frontiers (Mar. 1993), pp. 73-87).

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