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Is the mainstream against agent based modelling?

I have heard it said that mainstream economists disapprove of agent based modelling and some of the most prestigious economics journals will not accept papers that employ them. Is this true? And if so,...
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Why is Mises “permitted” to define “Economics is an a priori science”, if a priori is not trustworthy?

Why is Mises "permitted" to define "Economics is an a priori science", if a priori is not trustworthy? In philosophy of science and natural sciences a priori as a method of knowing has long been ...
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Which are some proven methods to compare alternative economic theories?

Based on this question about alternative schools of thought, this question about untested economic theories, and the rather unsatisfactory answer (imo) to this question about which is the "most ...
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Taking observed preferences seriously

You often hear economists (proudly) say that they don't take stated preferences seriously, but instead rely on observed preferences. Correct? To me both are problematic if you want to understand ...