Homo Oeconomicus The Economic Model of Behaviour and Its Applications in Economics and Other Social Sciences

The economic model of behaviour is fundamental not only in economic theory, but also in modern approaches of other social sciences, above all in political science and law. This book provides a comprehensive treatise of the general model, its philosophical and methodological foundations and its appli...

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Main Author: Kirchgässner, Gebhard
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The economic model of behaviour is fundamental not only in economic theory, but also in modern approaches of other social sciences, above all in political science and law. This book provides a comprehensive treatise of the general model, its philosophical and methodological foundations and its applications in different fields. In addition to the basic model, extensions to its assumptions are examined to account for complex applications like low-cost situations with moral behaviour. Finally, the book takes a broader perspective by evaluating the impact of the model on economic policy and on the development of the field of social science as a whole, such as the competition between individualistic and collectivist approaches
Physical Description:X, 356 p online resource
ISBN:9780387727974