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Information and the evolution of the utility function

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  • Samuelson,L.
  • Swinkels,J.M.

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Systems Research Institute)

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Paper provided by Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems in its series Working papers with number 6.

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Date of creation: 2001
Handle: RePEc:att:wimass:20016
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON, SOCIAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE(S.S.R.I.), MADISON WISCONSIN 53706 U.S.A.

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