Uncertainty, Social Norms and Consumption Theory: Post and New Keynesian Approaches
AbstractConsumption theory has always been a neglected eld in Post Keynesian economics, whereas it is at the center of New Keynesian economics. This paper investigates similarities and di erences between the two approaches. I will show that the newer mainstream models indeed give results that are fairly similar, even if di erences, especially concerning methodological questions, still remain. Building on insights from Economic Sociology and Behavioral Economics, the importance for consumption theory of an adequate treatment of risk and uncertainty on the one hand and the role of social norms on the other hand is emphasized.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Hamburg University, Department Wirtschaft und Politik in its series Macroeconomics and Finance Series with number 200901.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
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Uncertainty; Social Norms; Consumption Theory; Post Keynesianism; New Keynesianism;
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- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
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