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The Evolution of Consumption : Theories and Practices.

Author: Marina Bianchi
Publisher: Burlington : Emerald Group Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The theory of consumer choice fills the opening chapters of any micro-economic textbook. Yet, surprisingly, this position of privilege has not translated into a flourishing of economic research that is comparable to what has happened in other branches of economic reasoning. Starting with Menger, the Austrian economic tradition has always shifted the focus of attention from the problem of equilibrium to that of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Bianchi
ISBN: 9781849505093 1849505098
OCLC Number: 437182925
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents: Front cover; The Evolution of Consumption: Theories and Practices; Copyright page; Contents; List of Contributors; Advisory Board; Introduction; 1. Introduction; 2. The Role of Social Interaction in Coordinating the Passions: Playing the Passion against Itself; 3. Satiety and Beyond; Part A: Consumption as an Activity; Part B: Uncertainty, Novelty and Choices; Part C: Social Competition and Interdependent Preferences; Conclusions; Notes; References; Part A: Consumption as an Activity; Chapter 1. From Carl Menger's Theory of Goods to an Evolutionary Approach to Consumer Behaviour. 1. Introduction2. Menger's Theory of Goods: Critical Review and Qualification; 3. From the 'Theory of Goods' to an Evolutionary Theory of Consumption; 4. Conclusions; Notes; References; Appendix: The Saviottian Concept of an Artefact; Chapter 2. What Shall I do? (or why Consumer Theory Should Focus on Time-Use and Activities, Rather than on Commodities); Introduction; Satiation; The Time-Constraint and Conventional Results; Generality.

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Part of the "Advances in Austrian Economics" series, this title contains a collection of papers on the evolution of consumption.  Read more...

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