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The Representative Economic Agent – An Epistemological Approach

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  • Patrascu Diana – Ramona

    (Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza – Iaşi, România)

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    The representative economic agent is an extensively discussed subject in the literature, in general, in the economic literature, in particular. The complexity of this subject inevitably makes it a point of intersection of several research areas - management, mathematics, computer science. The paper aims to reveal the most relevant ideas expressed, in time, by specialists who tried to capture and describe the representative agent. The theoretical approach, that we assumed, respects a temporal coordinate and allows us to finally formulate some relevant conclusions. The importance of the paper is given by the theoretical work to systematize some remarkable ideas on a subject wich is still in the spotlight - the economic representative agent.

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    Article provided by Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics in its journal Constatin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu Annals - Economy Series.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
    Issue (Month): (April)
    Pages: 42-46

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    Handle: RePEc:cbu:jrnlec:y:2013:v:2:p:42-46

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    Keywords: representative agent; game theory; rational behavior;

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    1. Lengnick, Matthias, 2013. "Agent-based macroeconomics: A baseline model," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 102-120.
    2. Lucas, Robert Jr, 1976. "Econometric policy evaluation: A critique," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 19-46, January.
    3. Alan P. Kirman, 1992. "Whom or What Does the Representative Individual Represent?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 6(2), pages 117-136, Spring.
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