Gary Becker and the Economic Approach to Human Behavior
This colloquium explored Gary Becker's economic approach to human behavior. Participants contrasted Becker's approach with the more traditional view of economics as a method defined by the problems it tackles, as well as with the behavioral view according to which the failings of rationality play a central role.
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