Economics and Language
AbstractArising out of the author's lifetime fascination with the links between the formal language of mathematical models and natural language, this short book comprises five essays investigating both the economics of language and the language of economics. Ariel Rubinstein touches the structure imposed on binary relations in daily language, the evolutionary development of the meaning of words, game-theoretical considerations of pragmatics, the language of economic agents and the rhetoric of game theory. These short essays are full of challenging ideas for social scientists that should help to encourage a fundamental rethinking of many of the underlying assumptions in economic theory and game theory. As a postscript two economists, Tilman Borgers (University College London) and Bart Lipman (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and a logician, Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and Stanford University, Center for the Study of Language and Information) offer comments.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by UCLA Department of Economics in its series Levine's Bibliography with number 666156000000000654.
Date of creation: 17 Mar 2005
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.dklevine.com/
Other versions of this item:
- Rubinstein,Ariel, 2000. "Economics and Language," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521789905.
- Rubinstein,Ariel, 2000. "Economics and Language," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521593069.
- Ariel Rubinstein, 2000. "Economics and Language," Online economics textbooks, SUNY-Oswego, Department of Economics, SUNY-Oswego, Department of Economics, number lang1, Spring.
- A. Rubinstein, 1999. "Economics and Language," Princeton Economic Theory Papers, Economics Department, Princeton University 00s6, Economics Department, Princeton University.
- Rubinstein, A., 1998. "Economics and Language," Papers, Tel Aviv 14-98, Tel Aviv.
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Rubinstein, Ariel & Glazer, Jacob, 2006. "A study in the pragmatics of persuasion: a game theoretical approach," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, Econometric Society, vol. 1(4), pages 395-410, December.
- Levy, David M., 2004. "Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science: Philip Mirowski, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 423-431, March.
- Muchlinski, Elke, 2011. "Die Rezeption der John Maynard Keynes Manuskripte von 1904 bis 1911. Anregungen für die deutschsprachige Diskussion," Discussion Papers 2011/7, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.
- Penelope Hernandez & Amparo Urbano Salvador & Jose E. Vila, 2010.
"Pragmatic Languages with Universal Grammars,"
Discussion Papers in Economic Behaviour, University of Valencia, ERI-CES
0110, University of Valencia, ERI-CES.
- Marco Mariotti & Roberto Veneziani, 2012.
"Opportunities as chances: maximising the probability that everybody succeeds,"
UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics
2012-09, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics.
- Marco, Mariotti & Roberto, Veneziani, 2012. "Opportunities as chances: maximising the probability that everybody succeeds," MPRA Paper 41884, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Urs Birchler, 2002. "Poets as consultants? Economic contract theory in German literature," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2002, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen 2002-10, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
- Beigman, Eyal, 2010. "Simple games with many effective voters," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 15-22, January.
- Giovanna Devetag & Massimo Warglien, 2005.
"Playing the wrong game: An experimental analysis of relational complexity and strategic misrepresentation,"
CEEL Working Papers, Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia
0504, Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia.
- Devetag, Giovanna & Warglien, Massimo, 2008. "Playing the wrong game: An experimental analysis of relational complexity and strategic misrepresentation," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 364-382, March.
- Apesteguia, Jose & Ballester, Miguel A., 2010. "The Computational Complexity of Rationalizing Behavior," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 356-363, May.
- Wernerfelt, Birger, 2003.
Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management
4278-03, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
- Birger Wernerfelt, 2004. "Organizational Languages," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 13(3), pages 461-472, 09.
- Michael Lachmann & Carl T. Bergstrom & Szabolcs Számadó, 2000. "The Death of Costly Signalling?," Working Papers, Santa Fe Institute 00-12-074, Santa Fe Institute.
- O’Callaghan, Patrick, 2011. "Context and Decision: Utility on a Union of Mixture Spaces," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics 973, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
- Jacob Glazer & Ariel Rubinstein, 2005. "On the Pragmatics of Persuasion: A Game Theoretical Approach," Levine's Bibliography 784828000000000166, UCLA Department of Economics.
- Demichelis, Stefano & Weibull, Jörgen, 2006. "Efficiency, communication and honesty," Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 645, Stockholm School of Economics, revised 28 Nov 2006.
- Levy, David M. & Peart, Sandra J., 2004. "Statistical prejudice: from eugenics to immigrants," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 5-22, March.
- Carl T. Bergstrom & Rustom Antia & Szabolcs Sz‡mad— & Michael Lachmann, 2001. "The Peacock, the Sparrow, and the Evolution of Human Language," Working Papers, Santa Fe Institute 01-05-027, Santa Fe Institute.
- Blume, Andreas & Franco, April Mitchell, 2007. "Decentralized learning from failure," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 133(1), pages 504-523, March.
- Estrada, Fernando, 2010. "The rhetoric of economics," MPRA Paper 35030, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.
- Toshiji Kawagoe & Hirokazu Takizawa, 2005. "Why Lying Pays: Truth Bias in the Communication with Conflicting Interests," Discussion papers, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) 05018, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
- Andreas Blume & April Franco, 2002. "Learning from failure," Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 299, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
- Kawagoe, Toshiji & Takizawa, Hirokazu, 2009. "Equilibrium refinement vs. level-k analysis: An experimental study of cheap-talk games with private information," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 238-255, May.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (David K. Levine).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.