Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 14 No. 1 (Winter 2000)


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The Future of Microeconomic Theory

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Allen, Beth. 2000. "The Future of Microeconomic Theory." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(1): 143-150.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.1.143


The question of what constitutes good economic theory is analyzed. Current good and bad aspects of its methodologies are discussed. Interdisciplinary work that goes beyond the social sciences is advocated. The future predictions are presented concerning research in game theory and the economics of information. Finally, the importance of technology and the need for microeconomists to understand it better are argued.

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Allen, Beth (U MN and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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D00: Microeconomics: General
A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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