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Behavioural Macroeconomics and the Aggregate Supply Puzzle

  • Steinar Holden

The paper provides a short and simplified overview of important deviations from the economic man assumption that have been documented in research by cognitive psychologists and experimental economists. After the overview, I proceed to look at one specific topic within macroeconomics – the short run aggregate supply schedule – and discuss whether theories based on behavioural assumptions might perhaps resolve weaknesses in the more traditional approach.

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Article provided by Nordic Journal of Political Economy in its journal Nordic Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 30 (2004)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 27-35

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Handle: RePEc:noj:journl:v:30:y:2004:p:27-35
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