The axiomatic structure of empirical content

Christopher P. Chambers, Federico Echenique, Eran Shmaya

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We define the empirical content of an economic theory as the least restrictive observationally equivalent theory. We show that the empirical content of a theory is captured by a certain kind of axiomatization, with axioms that are universal negations of conjunctions of atomic formulae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2303-2319
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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