A Theory of Individual Behavior / Edition 1

A Theory of Individual Behavior / Edition 1

by Robert Wichers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0127484507

ISBN-13: 9780127484501

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

A Theory of Individual Behavior dispels the notion that individuals act as rational agents and strives to capture idiosyncratic humanness through rigorous mathematics. Wichers describes a version of economic behavior that is more comprehensive and satisfying than neoclassical models yet consistent with the usual aggregated concepts that form the basis of applied…  See more details below

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A Theory of Individual Behavior dispels the notion that individuals act as rational agents and strives to capture idiosyncratic humanness through rigorous mathematics. Wichers describes a version of economic behavior that is more comprehensive and satisfying than neoclassical models yet consistent with the usual aggregated concepts that form the basis of applied microeconomics.
Written in an accessible and convincing style, A Theory of Individual Behavior discusses innovative material in a format that encourages classroom use. All chapters have questions at their conclusions, and there is a strong emphasis on testable results. The book contains a short review of mathematical models and discussion of received microeconomic theory, as well as summaries at the ends of chapters and many examples and illustrations.
Key Features:
• Dispels the notion that individuals act as rational agents while capturing idiosyncratic human behavior through rigorous mathematics.
• Presents an innovative approach to the evolution of microeconomic theory
• Promotes advances in behavioral theories in the social sciences, including psychology and sociology
• Delivers an accessible style with a strong emphasis on testable results

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780127484501
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Mathematical Preliminaries17
3Methodological Preliminaries48
4Economic Preliminaries63
5Introduction89
6Model One106
7The Short-Response Function122
8Model Two141
9The Long-Response Function158
10A Test168
11Afterword174
Answers181
Index197

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