Normative economics without preferences

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Abstract

This paper explains how the ideas in my book The Community of Advantage fit into the broad landscapes of normative and behavioural economics. My approach to normative issues deviates significantly from the mainstream position of behavioural economics. These deviations reflect the fact that I have worked at the interface of economics and philosophy for even longer than I have been a behavioural economist. Much of my work as a philosophical economist has been concerned with concepts of liberty and opportunity. I explain how these investigations have influenced my understanding of the normative implications of the findings of behavioural economics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5–19
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Review of Economics
Volume68
Issue number1
Early online date23 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • normative economics
  • behavioural economics
  • community of advantage
  • social choice theory

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