Costea Munteanu
Costea Munteanu
Economist, Professor, Ph.D., the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, with research contributions in the sphere of the dialogue between science, philosophy and religion
Some Thoughts on the “Global Competitiveness”

Some Thoughts on the “Global Competitiveness”

Despite the argument by Krugman that “economists, in general, do not use the word competitiveness”, a cursory survey of the literature reveals a wide range of definitions of competitiveness and frequent usage of the concept. Moreover, although research on competitiveness has been popular for forty years, in recent time it appears to be flourishing as many economic phenomena are assessed according to whether they are competitive or non-competitive. This probably explains why the last several years have witnessed a growing academic and political debate over better ways to conceptualize and measure competitiveness. More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


The Science-Religion Dialogue within Economics

The Science-Religion Dialogue within Economics

Since more than a century and a half ago a separation of economics from theology has been accepted by most economists and not quite as many theologians. As a consequence, the importance of religion for economics is seldom recognized by contemporary economics. This state of things is simply an indication of a broad consensus within the field of economics that methods, norms, and even concerns construed to be related to religious belief have no place in the scientific study of economics. More

No. 1, Sep.-Oct. 2016 2016


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016