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Congratulations to Jerry Friedman on the publication of Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities, a different kind of micro textbook, laying out “micro-foundations for an alternative economics, closer to the vision of the classical economists..... and others who saw economics as a social science.” It opens up a whole new world of issues that are central to real-world economies: trust and reciprocity, the social origins of individual preferences, the ubiquity of market power in a world with economies of scale, efficiency wages and labor discipline, asymmetric information and uncertainty, public goods and collective action. For more information on this textbook.....

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Monday, December 1, 4:00 p.m.
Economic Theory Workshop
Bernhard Shütz, Austria
"Debt, Boom, Bust: A Theory of Minsky-Veblen Cycles"
919 Thompson Hall

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