Objectivity in Political Economics According to Gunnar Myrdal. A Reconciliation with Weber’s Methodology

Cyrille Ferraton

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Gunnar Myrdal attached importance to methodologic issues. Economists among others are frequently critical of his relativistic approach. Nevertheless, a comparison with Weber methodology shows that Myrdal doesn’t give up objectivity aim. But research has to fulfil prerequisites. We draw a parallel between their methodologies.

JEL Classification: B 41


  • methodology
  • value judgements
  • relativism
  • objectivity