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. And 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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Haldane and Turrell (2019)

Centre for Business Research, Cambridge


Haldane, A. G., & Turrell, A. E. (2018). An interdisciplinary model for macroeconomics. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 34(1-2), 219-251.

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