£
Economics, Bounded Rationality and the Cognitive Revolution

Paperback

Economics, Bounded Rationality and the Cognitive Revolution

9781847208965 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001), Carnegie-Mellon University, US and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1978, Massimo Egidi, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy, Riccardo Viale, University of Milano-Bicocca and the Herbert Simon Society, Italy and the late Robin Marris, formerly Professor Emeritus, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Publication Date: March 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 896 5 Extent: 240 pp
The purpose of this book is to publish the ideas of the late Herbert Simon and sympathetic economists, on the subject of bounded rationality, economics, cognitive science and related disciplines, and to reprint some of Professor Simon’s classic papers which have appeared in journals not widely read by economists.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Contents
More Information
The purpose of this book is to publish the ideas of the late Herbert Simon and sympathetic economists, on the subject of bounded rationality, economics, cognitive science and related disciplines, and to reprint some of Professor Simon’s classic papers which have appeared in journals not widely read by economists.

Not only on account of his Nobel Prize in Economics, but also because of the widespread applications of his ideas and theories, it is especially valuable to readers to have a book of this kind at the present time. Currently in this whole field, there is increasing emphasis on computer-related theory building. Herbert Simon, beginning from the time when microcomputers did not exist, was a pioneer of this approach.

The book begins with an edited transcript of a colloquium, held between Herbert Simon and a group of Italian economists in Italy in 1988. It continues with the reprinted Simon papers and papers by three scholars, Raymond Boudon, Massimo Egidi and Riccardo Viale coming from different disciplines but holding a common interest in bounded rationality and ends with a response by a sympathetic economist, Robin Marris.
Contents
Contents: Introduction Part I: Bounded Rationality: Discussion 1. Introductory Comment 2. Colloquium with H.A. Simon Part II: Herbert Simon Reprints 3. Rational Choice and the Structure of the Environment (1956) 4. Thinking by Computers (1966) 5. Information Processing in Computer and Man (1964) 6. Scientific Discovery as Problem Solving (1988) Part III: New Papers 7. Subjective Rationality and the Explanation of Social Behaviour by Raymond Boudon 8. Organizational Learning, Problem Solving and the Division of Labour by Massimo Egidi 9. Cognitive Constraints of Economic Rationality by Riccardo Viale 10. Implications for Economics by Robin Marris Index
eBook for individuals
978 1 78100 822 5
From $48.00
Click here for options
eBook options

Available for individuals to buy from these websites

Or recommend to your institution to acquire on Elgaronline
  • Buy as part of an eBook subject collection - flexible options available
  • Downloading and printing allowed
  • No limits on concurrent user access, ideal for course use
My Cart