Nous aurons le plaisir d'entendre un exposé d'Itzhak Gilboa (HEC-Paris & Tel Aviv University), intitulé : "Economics: Between Prediction and Criticism".
Résumé : We suggest that one way in which economic analysis is useful is by offering a critique of reasoning. According to this view, economic theory may be useful not only by providing predictions, but also by pointing out weaknesses of arguments. It is argued that, when a theory requires a non-trivial act of interpretation, its roles in producing predictions and offering critiques vary in a substantial way. We offer a formal model in which these different roles can be captured.
Ce travail, antérieurement intitulé "A Model of Modeling", a été réalisé en collaboration avec Andrew Postlewaite, Larry Samuelson, et David Schmeidler.