Interdisciplinarity is the bringing together of several disciplines in order to study a question of interest. Economics is a social science, and hence intrinsically interdisciplinary: theorists & practitioners should, as scientists, acknowledge that social issues involve all the social sciences, especially political science and sociology. Further, the sub-disciplines of economic geography and economic history can be critical for a wider understanding of central economic issues such as inequality, underemployment and Brexit.
Mitigation of climate change, in particular, involves engineering, economics, social psychology, politics and law.
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“An interdisciplinary model for macroeconomics” – Haldane and Turrell, 2019
Haldane, A. G. and Turrell, A. E. (2018) An interdisciplinary model for macroeconomics. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 34:1-2, 219-251. Available on Oxford Academic.