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Knowledge in Economic Models : Individualism and Social Knowledge

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  • Boland, L-A

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This paper has three parts. The first will discuss the fundamentals concerning both the nature of knowledge and the nature of the methodological requirements of explanation in neoclassical economics. The second will show how these fundamentals are applied to the explanation of economic decision making. And the third will discuss some key questions concerning where knowledge and learning matter in neoclassical economics.

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  • Boland, L-A, 1996. "Knowledge in Economic Models : Individualism and Social Knowledge," Discussion Papers dp96-04, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
  • Handle: RePEc:sfu:sfudps:dp96-04
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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC THEORY; METHODOLOGY;

    JEL classification:

    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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