The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Simon, Herbert A. (1916–2001)

  • Mie Augier
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_2799

Abstract

This article discusses how Simon’s vision for behavioural economics (and social science generally) was found in the context of his early work in public administration and political science. It was strengthened as Simon proceeded to make contributions to economics, and found an intellectual home with the establishment of behavioural science in the 1950s.

Keywords

Administrative theory Artificial intelligence Behavioural economics Bounded rationality Carnap, R. Choice Computational capability Computer science Cowles Commission Decision theory Econometrics Employment contracts Operations research Organization theory Payoff function Perfect information Satisficing Simon, H 
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  • Mie Augier
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