ARTICLE TITLE: The Structure of the Field of Economic Knowledge: Possibilities and Limits of Public Debate
AUTHORS: Orekhovskiy P.
ABSTRACT: The paper is devoted the sociological background of broad economic discussions. In the spotlight are the economic topics that seem to be most important for the reference groups – government, business, media and foreign colleagues. Problems that may be deemed important and relevant scientific community itself, displaced to the periphery of economic knowledge. For researchers who are engaged in topics that go beyond the interests of reference groups do not recognize the right to challenge. This situation is typical not only unorthodox economic theories, but also for liberalism and the mainstream. As a consequence, the results of economic discussions have relatively little impact on the development of society
KEYWORDS: reference groups , scientific revolution , the right to challenge , structure of the field of economics