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Después de Kahneman y Tversky; ¿Qué queda de la Teoría Económica?


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  • Juan Carlos De Pablo

    (Universidad de San Andrés y Universidad del CEMA)


En Una mente brillante el decano de la facultad le dice a John Forbes Nash: “¿se da usted cuenta que esto contradice 150 años de teoría económica?”. Además, desde que en 2002 el premio Nobel en economía le fue otorgado al psicólogo cognitivista Daniel Kahneman, más de un periodista sugiere que “lo poco que quedaba del análisis económico” tiene que ser tirado a la basura. Con respecto al trabajo realizado por Kahneman (y Amos Tversky), el objetivo de este trabajo consiste en contestar interrogantes como los siguientes: ¿Cuánto hay de cierto en la hipótesis periodística? ¿Cómo debemos los economistas digerir sus hallazgos y sus propuestas? ¿Qué debemos enseñar en las aulas? In A beautiful mind the Dean says to John Forbes Nash: "do you realize that this contradicts 150 years of political economy?". Besides, since in 2002 cognitive psychologist Daniel Khaneman got the Nobel prize in economics, journalists ask if there is any remaining worth in economic analysis. Referred to the work of Khaneman (and the late Amos Tversky), this paper answer questions like the following: is it true the journalist hypothesis? What economists should do with Khaneman’s findings and proposals? What should we teach in the classroom?

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Article provided by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas in its journal Revista de Economía y Estadística.

Volume (Year): XLIII (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 55-98

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