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Cuadernos de Economía

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HERNANDEZ CHULIA, Sagar. The network approach in economics and sociology. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2018, vol.37, n.73, pp.1-23. ISSN 0121-4772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/cuad.econ.v37n73.54955.

The objective of this research is to demonstrate the fundamental agreement between economists and sociologists’ theoretical contributions related to the net-work approach. In order to do so, contributions were grouped into six main categories: teleology, epistemology, methodology, individual agents, organizations, and institutions. Based on the results, it was concluded that, while these contributions have a very similar theoretical profile, it is possible to identify some discrepancies regarding the markets-networks-hierarchies taxonomy.

JEL: A12, B4, D85, N01, Y80.

Keywords : Economic theory; sociological theory; network approach; theoretical convergence..

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