This taster lecture will provide a glimpse of the kind of interesting questions and the unique interdisciplinary approach that the students will be exposed to at Goldsmiths.
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Rationality is one of the most widely used and debated terms in economics. This talk will explore the idea of what it means to be rational in the economic sphere, in terms of expectations, choices and outcomes, both at the micro and macro level.
It will trace the conceptual, mathematical and philosophical foundations of this idea and examine its multiple faces. The importance of the notion of bounded rationality will be discussed in the light of developments and insights from psychology, cognitive science, experimental economics and neuroscience.
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