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McKenzie, Richard B
Predictably rational? : in search of defenses for rational behavior in economics / Richard B. McKenzie
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HB74.P8 M35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Economics -- Psychological aspects
Economic man
Physical Description xxi, 308 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) and index
Contents Economists' "irrational passion for dispassionate rationality" -- The methodological constraints on the rationality premise -- Human motivation and Adam Smith's "invisible hands" -- Rationality in economic thought: from Thomas Robert Malthus to Alfred Marshall and Philip Wicksteed -- Rationality in economic thought: Frank Knight, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and James Buchanan -- Behavioral economists, and Psychologists' challenges to rational behavior -- The evolutionary biology of rational behavior -- The neuroeconomics of rational decision making -- Economic defenses for rational behavior in economics -- Problems with behavioral economics -- Rationality and economic education

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