A response to six comments on The Community of Advantage

Sugden, Robert (2021) A response to six comments on The Community of Advantage. Journal of Economic Methodology. ISSN 1350-178X

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Abstract

This paper responds to six contributions to a symposium on my 2018 book, The Community of Advantage. I defend that book’s claim that most normative behavioural economics implicitly uses a psychologically ungrounded model of an ‘inner rational agent’. I also defend the claim that, given the contractarian approach taken in the book, opportunity is normatively prior to welfare and to particular ingredients of well-being, such as health and perceptions of agency. I show how the Strong Interactive Opportunity Criterion proposed in the book can be extended to allow comparisons between the extent of opportunity provided by different economic regimes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural economics,competitive market,mutual benefit,contractarianism,opportunity,economics, econometrics and finance(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 01:13
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 01:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81716
DOI: 10.1080/1350178X.2021.1994634

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