Rational irrationality: Some economics of self-management

Jean Tirole*

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    The paper first reviews some of the main challenges posed to our received economic paradigm by a variety of behaviors documented by psychologists and discusses possible responses to this challenge. It then describes a specific attempt at unifying a number of themes in social psychology using a parsimonious modeling of human behavior.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)633-655
    Number of pages23
    JournalEuropean Economic Review
    Issue number4-5
    StatePublished - 2002


    • Motivated beliefs
    • Rationality
    • Self-confidence
    • Willpower

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Finance
    • Economics and Econometrics

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