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Wie die "unsichtbare Hand" funktioniert: Gewinnmaximierung als Triebfeder der Effizienz. Ein "classroom-experiment"

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  • Kirstein, Roland
  • Schmidtchen, Dieter

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Die empirische Prüfung theoretischer Forschungsergebnisse wirft in der Ökonomie - wie bei jeder Sozialwissenschaft - Probleme auf. Anders als in den Naturwissenschaften können kaum volkswirtschaftliche Labors errichtet werden. Seit einigen Jahren nutzen Ökonomen die Erfahrungen der Psychologie mit stilisierten Experimenten, um zumindest ihre grundlegenden Verhaltenshypothesen testen zu können. Der Beitrag stellt ein einfaches Classroom-Experiment dar, das nicht nur eine zentrale Aussage der Mikroökonomie überprüft, sondern auch hohen didaktischen Wert hat: Die Studenten erhalten Einblick in empirische Forschung und erleben hautnah das Funktionieren des Marktes. --

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Paper provided by Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics in its series CSLE Discussion Paper Series with number 99-05.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:9905

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Keywords: Empirische Forschung; Experimente; Didaktik; Empirical Research; Experiments; Didactics;

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  1. Roland Kirstein & Matthias Peiss, 2013. "Quantitative Machtkonzepte in der Ökonomik," FEMM Working Papers 130004, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management.

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