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SUMMARY : Rationality and institutions : an inquiry into the normative implications of rational choice theory

@inproceedings{Engelen2008SUMMARYR,
  title={SUMMARY : Rationality and institutions : an inquiry into the normative implications of rational choice theory},
  author={Bart Engelen},
  year={2008}
}
PHD THESIS SUMMARY: Rationality and institutions: an inquiry into the normative implications of rational choice theory. In my dissertation, I aim to analyze what a desirable basic institutional structure looks like from the perspective of rational choice theory. While the main topic is thus normative in nature, I start by clarifying in the first part what the notion of rationality exactly entails. I do so by focusing explicitly on the economic conception of rationality, according to which a…