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Published by Macmillan Press, St. Martin"s Press in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rational expectations (Economic theory) -- Congresses.,
  • Rational choice theory -- Congresses.,
  • Economic man -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Kenneth J. Arrow ... [et al.].
    ContributionsArrow, Kenneth Joseph, 1921-, International Economic Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB199 .R37 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 379 p. :
    Number of Pages379
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1276213M
    ISBN 100312127081, 0333621972
    LC Control Number95007828


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About this book Four areas are identified in which theoretical and empirical developments are discussed for the fuller understanding of personal (as opposed to collective) behaviour with economic objectives: rational choice and associated problems of logic; rationality as explained by game theory; experiments to elucidate rational behaviour Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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