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International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Online from: 1974

Subject Area: Economics

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Economic Man, Socio-economic Man and Homo-economicus Humanus

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Title:Economic Man, Socio-economic Man and Homo-economicus Humanus
Author(s):Thomas O. Nitsch, (Professor of Economics, College of Business Administration, Creighton University, Omaha, NE/68178, USA)
Citation:Thomas O. Nitsch, (1982) "Economic Man, Socio-economic Man and Homo-economicus Humanus", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 9 Iss: 6/7, pp.20 - 49
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb013919 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:In my original efforts, I designated and depicted no less than nine “men” of economics. Essentially, I contended, as man has always tended to create God in his own image and likeness, so economists have fashioned man largely in their discipline's perceived nature and scope. These generic homines economici, that is, have thus been and perhaps cannot really be other than economists' “men”, and the study thereof provides accordingly a meaningful alternative approach to the history, nature and scope of economics itself.

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