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1. ergodicity and nonergodicity in economics

A random economic system is called ergodic if it tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions. Breakdown of ergodicity ...

By Ulrich Horst. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

2. Dobb, Maurice Herbert (1900–1976)

Maurice Dobb was undoubtedly one of the outstanding political economists of this century. He was a Marxist, and was one of the most creative contributors ...

By Amartya Sen. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3. demand theory

Demand theory describes and explains individual choice of consumption bundles. Traditional theory considers optimizing behaviour when the consumer's choice ...

By Volker Böhm and Hans Haller. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

4. Tversky, Amos (1937–1996)

Amos Tversky (1937–1996), a cognitive psychologist, is regarded as a giant in the study of human judgment and decision making, and one of the founders ...

By Eldar Shafir. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

5. survey data, analysis of

An important advantage of survey data over, for example, administrative data is the opportunity to directly measure subjective phenomena, such as respondents’ ...

By Jeff Dominitz and Arthur van Soest. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

6. rationality

Economic theory takes the individual consumer and firm as a primitive unit of analysis, and so a theory of individual agency is required ...

By Lawrence E. Blume and David Easley. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

7. Gossen, Hermann Heinrich

Gossen was born in Düren (between Aachen and Cologne) on 7 September 1810; he died in Cologne on 13 February 1858. Little is known about his life, partly ...

By Jürg Niehans. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

8. equivalence scales

An equivalence scale is a measure of the cost of living of a household of a given size and demographic composition, relative to the cost of living of ...

By Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

9. period of production

The period of production is, or purports to be, a measure of aggregate capital per head. More specifically, it is a theoretical concept which tries to ...

By G.O. Orosel. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

10. preference reversals

Preference reversal is a widely observed behavioural tendency for the preference ordering of a pair of alternatives to depend on the process used to elicit ...

By Chris Starmer. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008