last update June, 2010
This page aims at providing a guide to the resources on cognitive economics available on the web.
The site aims to be permanently under construction. Please help me in expanding its contents!
At this stage the attention will be focuse on articles and notes freely available on the web.
Cognitive economics is a new stream of research, part
of the wider "heterodox economics" that has still to be defined.
This section proposes a series of papers, by different authors, defining cognitive economics, its aims and the relation with other approaches and disciplines
As different authors are considered, obviously, different and even partly contradictory ideas could emerge
A free list of new paper focuse on Cognitive and behavioural economics under Repec and Nep project
- On learning and adaptation in Economics, by Brian Arthur, PDF from Santa Fe Institute Working Paper Series, 1992
"The intermingling between Cognitive Economics
and Experimental Economics: A Few Remarks on History, Methodology and Applications"
by Marco Novarese and Salvatore Rizzello, working paper 2004, (this paper
tries to define the differences between Cognitive Economics and Behavioural
Economics, with ideas similar to the one prosed by Sent, who calls Cognitive Economics, Old Behavioral Economics
in her articles: " Behavioral
Economics: How Psychology Made Its (Limited) Way Back into Economics",
History of Political Economy - Volume 36, Number 4, Winter 2004, pp. 735-760
(this paper tries to define the differences between Cognitive Economics and Behavioural Economics, with ideas similar to the one prosed byEsther-Mirjam
Sent, who calls Cognitive Economics, Old Behavioral Economics in her articles: "
Behavioral Economics: How Psychology Made Its (Limited) Way Back into Economics", History of Political Economy - Volume 36, Number 4, Winter 2004, pp. 735-760
Even if it is strictly related to the most know experiments of Kahnemann and Tversy, the Cognitive experimental approach has also some peculiarity in methodology , aims and in the focus of attention.
- Cognitive Science Rationality and the experimental study of reasoning, by Guy Politzer, proceeding of the French School Economie Cognitive, Cnrs, 2001 (doc file)
- Toward a Cognitive Experimental Economics by Marco Novarese, preliminary version of the article publised in the book Cognitive Paradigms in Economics (S. Rizzello ed), Routledge, London, 2003
- Paradoxes versus formalism. Evidence from the early years of game theory and experimental economics, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia Politica, UniversitÓ di Siena, n. 433, luglio 2004. Alessandro Innocenti
- Organizational Routines: a Sceptical Look, by Nicolai j. Foss and Teppo Felin, forthcoming (in a revised version) in Markus Becker, ed. Handbook of Organizational Routines, Elgar, (pdf file)
- Shared Mental Models: Ideologies and Institutions, by Arthur T. Denzau & Douglass C. North (pdf file)
- The emergence of path-dependent behaviors in cooperative contexts, by Massimo Egidi and Alessandro Narduzzo, CEEL working paper, 1996 (html file)
- From Agent-Based Computational Economics towards Cognitive Economics, by Denis Phan (pdf file)
- Mind No-Mind Dilemma in Agents for Social Science Simulations, by Pietro Terna, 2000 (pdf file)
- How to build and use agent-based models in social science, by Nigel Gilbert and Pietro Terna, 2000 (pdf file)
- Simulations, theory and experiments. Notes from an historical perspective, by Marco Novarese, 2004 (pdf file)
- Interconnecting Evolutionary, Institutional and Cognitive Economics: Six Steps towards Understanding the Six Links, by Pavel Pelikan (html page with the abstract and the link to the full PDF article)
- Evolutionary Cognitive Economics (link to Paquet list of publications, this is paper number 109), by Gilles Paquet
- Herding: An Interdisciplinary Integrative Review From A Socionomic Perspective by Wayne Parker and Robert R. Prechter (on some links with cognitive see these notes from Wayne Parker)
Real world experience (culture) influences how people behave in experimental contexts:
In Search of Homo Economicus: Experiments in 15 Small-Scale Societies,
by Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Herbert Gintis,
Richard McElreath, Ernst Fehr (pdf), 2001
- Theories of Learning in Games and Heterogeneity Bias, by Nat Wilcox, 2006 (pdf file)
- Learning in different social contests, by Marco Novarese, Centre for Cognitive Economics, working paper, 2004, (pdf file)
- Individual learning: theory formation, and feedback in a complex task, by Marco Novarese and Alessandro Lanteri, Centre for Cognitive Economics, working paper, 2007, (pdf file)
- Learning in Economics: Where Do We Stand?, by Tilman Slembeck, Discussion Paper of the University of St. Gallen (PDF file), 1999
- see also the quoted paper by Brian Arthur
- Striking a blow for sanity in theories of rationality, by Gerd Gigerenzer (Pdf File), 2004
bounded rationality a capacity, enabling learning? by Marco Novarese (Pdf
- Is bounded rationality a capacity, enabling learning? by Marco Novarese (Pdf File), 2009
- see the quoted Herding: An Interdisciplinary Integrative Review From A Socionomic Perspective by Wayne Parker and Robert R. Prechter
- Equilibrium fictions : a cognitive approach to societal rigidity, by Karla Hoo and Joseph E. Stiglitz (2010), (link to the download page)
-Heterodox Economics and Dissemination of Research through the Internet: the Experience of RePEc and NEP, by Marco Novarese and Cristian Zimmerman (PDF file), 2008