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On economic man : an essay on the elements of economic theory

Bensusan-Butt, D. M.


On Economic Man is a speculative essay upon the adequacy of the traditional assumptions about economic behaviour that underlie the bulk of economic theory and much of the thinking of economists about basic policy issues: the assumptions that men are self-regarding, rational, and well-informed. The author recognises that both in theory and in practice economists require a simplified 'model' of economic psychology, and that this cannot be realistic. But after suggesting, in Part I, the remarkable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1978
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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