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Knowledge in Economic Models: Individualism and Social Knowledge

Lawrence A. Boland ()

Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Abstract: This paper has three parts. The first will discuss the fundamentals concerning both the nature of knowledge and the nature of the methodological requirements of explanation in neoclassical economics. The second will show how these fundamentals are applied to the explanation of economic decision making. And the third will discuss some key questions concerning where knowledge and learning matter in neoclassical economics.

Keywords: ECONOMIC THEORY; METHODOLOGY (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E13 B41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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