The Motivated Armchair Approach to Preferences

Siegwart Lindenberg*

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Big strides have been made in the research of social preferences. But economists should drop both the idea that a person’s preferences represent a complete and transitive ordering and that conflicting preferences must belong to two different types of people. The really interesting question then is: if this is wrong, what is right?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic Ideas You Should Forget
EditorsBruno Frey, David Iselin
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319474588
ISBN (Print)9783319474571
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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