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The Economics of rationality

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Utility theory.,
  • Decision making.,
  • Economics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Bill Gerrard.
    ContributionsGerrard, Bill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB201 .E27 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1715942M
    ISBN 100415068754
    LC Control Number92018334

    This article examines three competing views entertained by economic theory about the instrumental rationality of decisions. The first says to maximize self-interest, the second to maximize utility, and the third to “satisfice,” that is, to adopt a satisfactory option. Critics argue that the first view is too narrow, that the second overlooks the benefits of teamwork and planning, and that. The twenty-seven articles, in five sections, each with an introduction by the author, examine the modeling of economic systems, technological change: information technology, motivation and the theory of the firm, and behavioral economics and bounded rationality.

    Rational choice theory is an economic principle that states that individuals always make prudent and logical decisions. These decisions provide people with the greatest benefit or satisfaction. The purpose of this book is to publish the ideas of the late Herbert Simon and sympathetic economists, on the subject of bounded rationality, economics, cognitive .

    Rationality is bounded because there are limits to our thinking capacity, available information, and time (Simon, ). Bounded rationality a core assumption of the “natural assessments” view of heuristics and dual-system models of thinking (Gilovich et al., ), and it is one of the psychological foundations of behavioral economics. Articles Economics and Rationality Brendan Larvor reviews The State We’re In by Will Hutton and explains why consumers aren’t crazy after all.. Will Hutton’s The State We’re In offers a many-layered argument. At one level, it is an essay on the recent political and economic history of Britain.


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To best understand the notion of rationality in economics, it is best to compare it to rationality in a more psychological sense: the quality of being able to think sensibly or logically. This comparison highlights that. The purpose of this book is to publish the ideas of the late Herbert Simon and sympathetic economists, on the subject of bounded rationality, economics, cognitive science and related disciplines, and to reprint some of Professor Simon’s classic papers which have appeared in.

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The Economics of Rationality book. Edited By Bill J Gerrard. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 10 April Cited by: 2.“Rationality” has become a loaded word in economics, bringing with it the baggage of earlier models that did not anticipate the findings of behavioral economics or take into account other.