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Models of Bounded Rationality, Volume 1: Economic Analysis and Public Policy

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  • Herbert A. Simon

    (Carnegie Mellon University)

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The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Herbert Simon in 1978. At Carnegie Mellon University he holds the title of Professor of Computer Science and Psychology. These two facts together delineate the range and uniqueness of his contributions in creating meaningful interactions among fields that developed in isolation but that are all concerned with human decision-making and problem-solving processes. In particular, Simon has brought the insights of decision theory, organization theory (especially as it applies to the business firm), behavior modeling, cognitive psychology, and the study of artificial intelligence to bear on economic questions. This has led not only to new conceptual dimensions for theoretical constructions, but also to a new humanizing realism in economics, a way of taking into account and dealing with human behavior and interactions that lie at the root of all economic activity. Most of Simon's papers on classical and neoclassical economic theory are contained in volume one. The second volume collects his papers on behavioral theory, with some overlap between the two volumes.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262690861 and published in 1984.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-69086-1
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262690861

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Keywords: bounded rationality; classical economic theory; neoclassical economic theory;

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Cited by:
  1. Tobias Rötheli, 2005. "Applied Welfare Economics with Bounded Rationality: Public Policies Toward Remote Sensing," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 39-47, March.
  2. John Whalley, 2005. "Rationality, Irrationality and Economic Cognition," CESifo Working Paper Series 1445, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Ignacio Ortuño Ortín, 1999. "- A Model Of Voting With Incomplete Information And Opinion Polls," Working Papers. Serie AD 1999-25, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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