Itzhak Gilboa argues that economic theory has provided a set of powerful models and introduction to some of thefundamental insights of rational choice theory. Itzhak Gilboa’s book aims at introducing rational choice theory to a readership without prior knowledge of the field. It presents the fundamental. Rational Choice has 29 ratings and 1 review. This text offers a rigorous, concise, and nontechnical introduction to some of the fundamental insights of r.

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This sort of reasoning is quite unscientific, and likely leads the reader to value unscientific reasoning. Please try again later. Similarly, Gilboa explains the public goods game without reference to the empirical literature on the subject. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Adrian is currently reading it Nov 10, It draws on formal theories of microeconomics,decision making, games, and social choice, and on ideas developed in philosophy, psychology, andsociology. This book offers a rigorous, concise, and nontechnical introduction to some of the fundamental insights of rational choice theory.


Request removal from index. Gilboa explains the main concepts in language accessible to the nonspecialist, offering a nonmathematical guide to some of the main ideas developed in economic theory in the second half of the twentieth century. Gilboa’s discussion of altruism is also breezy, perfunctory, and quite lacking in rigor or understanding of the literature. Dpmcdermott rated it really liked it Dec 26, The focus is on the concepts, not the mathematics.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sign in Create an account. Robert Veszteg rated it liked it May 23, First economics is a mathematically oriented field that in many situations fails to provide accurate numerical predictions as do the exact sciences.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Rich rated it really liked it Jun 22, To ask other readers questions about Rational Choiceplease sign up. Luke Sunderland rated it it was amazing Oct 27, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Ray Roushar marked it as to-read Mar 01, A nontechnical, concise, and rigorous introduction to the rational choice paradigm, focusing on basic insights applicable in fields ranging from economics to philosophy.

Formal Models of Reasoning Lipsey Lectures. Share your thoughts with other customers. Rather, he considers the model as a “paradigm” rather than a “theory. This is an excellent introduction to the ideas of rational choice and their use in economics. Return to Book Page. Wendy rated it did not like it Jul 14, Despite is diminutive size, the book ends up as a broadly accurate description of the current state of rational choice theory.


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An irrational mode of behavior is one that I can hope to change by talking to the decision maker, by explaining the theory to him, and so forth. Jeroen Sabbe marked it as to-read May 12, Rational Choice Theory as Social Physics. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Chapters cover feasibility and desirability, utility maximization, constrained optimization,expected utility, probability and statistics, aggregation itzham preferences, games and equilibria, freemarkets, and rationality and emotions.