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Bounded Rationalities and Computable Economies


  • Richter, M.K.
  • Wong, K-C.


This paper studies economic equilibrium theory with a 'uniformity principle' constraining the magnitudes (prices, quantities, etc.) and the operations (to perceive, evaluate, choose, communicate, etc.) that agents can use.We look at the special case of computability constraints, where all price s, quantities, preference relations, utility functions, demand functions, etc. are required to be computable by finite algorithms.

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  • Richter, M.K. & Wong, K-C., 1996. "Bounded Rationalities and Computable Economies," Papers 297, Minnesota - Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:minner:297

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    Cited by:

    1. Richter, Marcel K. & Wong, Kam-Chau, 2000. "Definable utility in o-minimal structures," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 159-172, October.
    2. Richter, Marcel K. & Wong, Kam-Chau, 1999. "Computable preference and utility," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 339-354, November.

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    JEL classification:

    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques


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