Les fondements de la Socioéconométrie
AbstractThis article aims to deepen the reflection in my work, Vers une approche en économie politique : la Socioéconométrie [Towards a political economic approach : Socioeconometrics] published in 1997, which discusses the construction of the economy based on economic facts. With regard to the complexity of economic facts, which at the beginning is a social act, the article attempts to show that it is important to understand economic realities through a multidimensional approach. An in-depth examination of the construction of some
economic theories and facts that helped those constructions to happen shows the importance of the concept of space and time. Yet, it is not about the classical concept of time and space, but about concepts perceived under the angle of their decline or not within the economy. The combination of space and time helps to better understand economic realities as a systemic totality. The systematisation of economic realities leads to a consideration of economic facts as having some
sociological implications, and sociological facts as having some economic incidences. Lastly, the reflection then examines the role of econometrics as a means to deepen and understand economic theories.
« L’analyse économique n’a jamais été le produit d’une curiosité
intellectuelle détachée, relative au pourquoi des phénomènes sociaux,
mais celui d’un besoin pressant de reconstruire un monde qui suscite un
profond mécontentement » Friedrich Von Hayek