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Bounded rationality: static versus dynamic approaches

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  • Suren Basov

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Two kinds of theories of boundedly rational behavior are possible. Static theories focus on stationary behavior and do not include any explicit mechanism for temporal change. Dynamic theories, on the other hand, explicitly model the fine-grain adjustments made by the subjects in response to their recent experiences. The main contribution of this paper is to argue that the restrictions usually imposed on the distribution of choices in the static approach are generically not supported by a dynamic adjustment mechanism. The genericity here is understood both in the measure theoretic and in the topological sense. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 25 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (06)
Pages: 871-885

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:25:y:2005:i:4:p:871-885

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Keywords: Bounded rationality; Dynamic adjustment; Genericity.;

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  1. Eran Binenbaum, 2005. "Towards a Relational Economics: Methodological Comments on Intellectual Property Strategy, Industrial Organisation, and Economics," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0502001, EconWPA.
  2. Suren Basov & Liam Blanckenberg & Lata Gangadharan, 2007. "Behavioural Anomalies, Bounded Rationality and Simple Heuristics," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 1012, The University of Melbourne.
  3. Suren Basov, 2003. "Quantal Response Equilibrium with Non-Monotone Probabilities: A Dynamic Approach," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 880, The University of Melbourne.
  4. Grant, Simon & Quiggin, John, 2013. "Bounded awareness, heuristics and the Precautionary Principle," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 17-31.
  5. Eran Binenbaum, 2005. "Towards a Relational Economics," School of Economics Working Papers 2005-04, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.

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