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Конструктивистский проект «Эконометрика–1930»:осуществление невозможного или реализация неизбежного?

Белянова Е. В., Макашева Н. А.

The article studies the project of the founding of the Econometric society and its implementation in 1930’s in the context of the development of economic and statistical thought in the first third of the 20th century and its relation to the Keynesian revolution which began at that time. According to the idea of the Society’s 28 We express our sincere gratitude to the reviewers and V.M. Polterovich for their interest in our work, constructive criticism and valuable advice. Е. В. Белянова, Н. А. Макашева Журнал НЭА, № 3 (47), 2020, с. 158–177 177 founding fathers it ought to become a driving force in the process of the purposeful reconstruction of economic science in the most promising direction, that meant, from their viewpoint, its advancement towards mathematization and quantification, and implementation of the verification principle in economic theory. Realization of that goal implied joint efforts of representatives of the relevant disciplines from different countries. This unique project embodied views of a relatively small group of scientists on scientific knowledge not shared by the majority of economists of the time. On the other hand it reflected objective trends that had developed in economic science by mid–1920s, therefore the founding of the Econometric Society as well as activities of its members significantly influenced the trajectory of the development of economic science in the post-war period.