Kantian Optimization, Social Ethos, and Pareto Efficiency

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John E. Roemer;
(2012)
  • Subject: Kantian equilibrium, Social ethos, Implementation
    • jel: jel:D64 | jel:H30 | jel:C70 | jel:D62 | jel:D60

Although evidence accrues in biology, anthropology and experimental economics that homo sapiens is a cooperative species, the reigning assumption in economic theory is that individuals optimize in an autarkic manner (as in Nash and Walrasian equilibrium). I here postula... View more
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