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2014 | 180 cz 1 | 195-204

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Model homo oeconomicus w teorii makroekonomii głównego nurtu


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Model Homo Oeconomicus in the Contemporary Theories of Macroeconomics

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An objective of a paper is to present attributes of homo oeconomicus in the mainstream macroeconomics. In the process of development of mainstream schools a gradual concretization of the model proceeded and attributes of a rational economic man were being changed. The economic man becomes less ideal and closer to the reality.





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