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Author Pelikan, Pavel
Source EconStor
Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Rationality ♦ meta-mathematics ♦ institutions ♦ markets ♦ government ♦ Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems ♦ Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis ♦ Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance ♦ General Economics: General ♦ Structure and Scope of Government: General ♦ General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)
Abstract Recognizing that human rationality has bounds that are unequal across individuals entails treating it as a special scarce resource, tied to individuals and used for deciding on its own uses. This causes a meta-mathematical difficulty to the axiomatic theories of human capital and resource allocation, and raises a new problem for comparative institutional analysis, allowing it to explain some so far little understood differences between markets and government. The policy implications strengthen the case against national planning, selective industrial policies, and government ownership of enterprises, but weaken the case against paternalism.
Part of series Freiburg discussion papers on constitutional economics x06/5
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
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