Kahneman's Failed Revolution Against Economic Orthodoxy

Buturović, Željka and Tasić, Slaviša (2015) Kahneman's Failed Revolution Against Economic Orthodoxy. Critical review : a journal of Politics and Society, 27 (2). pp. 127-145. ISSN 0891-3811

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The work of Daniel Kahneman and his colleagues has established that people do not always think and act “rationally.” However, this amounts to saying that Kahneman and his collaborators interpret people’s behavior in experimental settings to be inconsistent with the narrow understanding of rationality deployed by orthodox neoclassical economists. Whether this means that people make poor decisions in the real world, however, has not been demonstrated, a fact that calls into doubt the significance of the list of heuristics and biases generated by behavioral economists. Dual-process (System 1/System 2) theory was meant to give theoretical coherence to this list, but its empirical foundation, too, retains the premises of “rational” choice as an ideal.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512579938
Uncontrolled Keywords: base rate fallacy, behavioral economics, biases, conjunction fallacy, decision making, dual process theory, ignorance, Kahneman, neoclassical economics, rational choice theory, representativeness heuristic, rationality, two systems
Research Department: Other
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 10:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 11:51
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1374

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