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Review of Alan Kirman's complex economics : individual and collective rationality

@article{Mendritzki2011ReviewOA,
  title={Review of Alan Kirman's complex economics : individual and collective rationality},
  author={Stefan Mendritzki},
  journal={Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={67-73}
}
Alan Kirman’s latest book is an interesting but preliminary account of the developing tradition of complexity economics. The main goal of this, as most preliminary programmatic statements, is to motivate itself in opposition to existing programmes. In this case the target of critique is mainstream economic theory for its failure to address central economic problems, notably the ongoing financial crisis. Those familiar with Kirman’s work will recognize this as a continuation of the theme: “the… Expand
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