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K pojetí preferencí v ekonomickém myšlení
[Preference Dilemma in Economics]


  • Ondřej Vojáček


The paper deals with the different concepts of the human economic preferences in the point of view of the different economic schools, which deals with this topic. The paper begins with the description of the neoclassical concept of the preferences theory, followed by the critical analysis of Samuelsson´s concept of the revealed preferences. Further the attention is being paid to the Rothbard´s concept of the demonstrated preferences and unprecedented Becker´s concept of the stable preferences. The paper concludes with the alternative concepts of preferences of behavioral economics, Lancaster approach and evolutional theory.

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  • Ondřej Vojáček, 2011. "K pojetí preferencí v ekonomickém myšlení
    [Preference Dilemma in Economics]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2011(3), pages 345-358.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2011:y:2011:i:3:id:795:p:345-358

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    1. Michal Andrle & Jan Brůha, 2004. "Význam forem diskontování v ekonomickém modelování
      [The role of discounting type in economic modelling]
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    4. K. K. Lancaster, 2010. "A New Approach to Consumer Theory," Levine's Working Paper Archive 1385, David K. Levine.
    5. Sen, Amartya K, 1973. "Behaviour and the Concept of Preference," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 40(159), pages 241-259, August.
    6. Kelvin J. Lancaster, 1966. "A New Approach to Consumer Theory," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 74, pages 132-132.
    7. Cameron Hepburn, 2003. "Hyperbolic Discounting and Resource Collapse," Economics Series Working Papers 159, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    8. Stigler, George J & Becker, Gary S, 1977. "De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 67(2), pages 76-90, March.
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    preferences; revealed preferences; demonstrated preferences; stable preferences; weak axiom;

    JEL classification:

    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
    • B23 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Econometrics; Quantitative and Mathematical Studies
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles


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