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Multiple-Self Models in Neuroeconomics - A Methodological Critique


Marco Stimolo


Università Federico II di Napoli

September 2012

ICER Working Paper No. 7/2012

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The idea of multiple-self models in economics is that individual identity is the equilibrium result of the strategic interaction between sub-personal selves. These models fill the gap of standard rational choice theory in explaining inter-temporal inconsistency of choices. This modelling procedure requires an extension of revealed preference theory to the sub-personal level. This extension is grounded in the assumption that sub-personal selves are economic agents to whom analytical tools of microeconomics apply. I claim that this assumption is false and entails the empirical methodology of functional localization that fails to provide robust results.

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Keywords: multiple-self, rationality, as if, functional localization, robustness

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Date posted: September 18, 2012  

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Stimolo, Marco, Multiple-Self Models in Neuroeconomics - A Methodological Critique (September 2012). ICER Working Paper No. 7/2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2148340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2148340

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Università Federico II di Napoli ( email )
Corso Umberto I, 40
Napoli, 80138
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