Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity
%0 Journal Article
%A Alessandro Lanteri and  Salvatore Rizzello
%D 2009 
%J  International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 31, 2009
%T The Economic Way of Thinking and the Training of Economists
%U http://waset.org/publications/11617
%V 31
%X The choice of studying economics instead of another subject should be motivated by the fact that economics training equips students with skills and knowledge that other disciplines do not provide. Which are these skills and knowledge, however, is not always very clear. This article clarifies such issue by first exploring the philosophical foundations and the defining features of the discipline, and then by investigating in which ways these are transferred to the students. In other words, we study what is meant by the 'economic way of thinking' that is passed on to the students.

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