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Microfoundations

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  • Maarten C.W. Janssen

    (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

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This paper gives an overview and evaluates the literature on Microfoundations. See also 'Microfoundations: A Critical Inquiry', Routledge, London, 1993 Reviewed in Economic Journal, 1994; De Economist, 1995; Journal of Economic Methodology, 1996; Economics and Philosophy, 1996).

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  • Maarten C.W. Janssen, 2006. "Microfoundations," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 06-041/1, Tinbergen Institute.
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    Keywords

    Representative Agents; New Keynesian Economics; and New Classical Economics;
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    JEL classification:

    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General

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