Simon, Stigler et les théories de la rationalité limitée

Social Science Information 25 (3):555-606 (1986)

Philippe Mongin
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
This article reviews Herbert Simon's theory of bounded rationality, with a view of deemphasizing his "satisficing" model, and by contrast, of emphasizing his distinction between "procedural" and "substantive" rationality. The article also discusses a possible move from neo-classical economists to respond to Simon's criticisms, i.e., a reduction of bounded rationality to a special case of second-optimization, using Stigler's search theory. This move is eventually dismissed.
Keywords Bounded rationality  Search theory  Substantive vs procedural rationality  Second-order optimization  Simon  Stigler
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DOI 10.1177/053901886025003002
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