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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Edgeworth Mathematical Psychics
Posted by Liam Delaney
Following Denis Conniffe's masterful lecture on Francis Edgeworth at the Irish Economics Association this weekend, I am currently engaged in a lot of head-scratching reading back through Edgeworth's 1881 work Mathematical Psychics. The talk was particularly fascinating for me in highlighting the strong connection of Edgeworth to contemporary experimental psychologists such as Fechner. It is a time in the history of economic thought with a lot of parallels to the present day, and it is remarkable how much material one can find in the 1880's and 1890's that is very similar in spirit to a lot of modern behavioural economics.
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