Ivan Moscati

University of Insubria - Department of Economics

Via Monte Generoso 71

Varese, 21100

Italy

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

History of Utility Theory

BAFFI CAREFIN Centre Research Paper No. 2020-129
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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How Economists Came to Accept Expected Utility Theory: The Case of Samuelson and Savage

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 30(2), Spring 2016.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Feb 2016
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Expected Utility Theory, Independence Axiom, Sure-Thing Principle, Samuelson, Savage, Friedman, Marschak

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Were Jevons, Menger and Walras Really Cardinalists? On the Notion of Measurement in Utility Theory, Psychology, Mathematics and Other Disciplines, ca. 1870-1910

University of Torino Department of Economics Working Paper Series No. 03/2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 09 May 2011
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Utility theory, Classically measurable utility, Cardinal utility, Ordinal utility, Jevons, Menger, Walras

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A Review of Nudges: Definitions, Justifications, Effectiveness

Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Surveys
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2021
Luca Congiu and Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics and University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Nudge, Behavioral welfare economics, Bounded rationality, Libertarian paternalism, Boosts

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On the Recent Philosophy of Decision Theory

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2020
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Preference, Choice, Mental-Ism, Behaviorism, Heuristics, Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Anti-Realism

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Epistemic Virtues and Theory Choice in Economics

CPNSS Discussion Paper No. 79/06
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jun 2006
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Epistemic virtues, Syntactic properties, Unifying power, Exactness of implications, Systematicity, Semantic Virtuosity

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How Cardinal Utility Entered Economic Analysis, 1909-1944

European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Forthcoming, CHOPE Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper No. 2013-09
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2013
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Cardinal utility, Ranking of transitions, Differences of utility, Ordinal revolution, Paul Samuelson

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Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics. Prologue

Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Jan 2019
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Utility measurement, utility theory, measurement theory, economic methodology, ordinal utility, cardinal utility, choice behavior, expected utility theory, experimental utility measurement, measurement of sensations

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Austrian Debates on Utility Measurement from Menger to Hayek

CESMEP Working Paper 6/2013
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Dec 2013
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Austrian school, Utility theory, Measurability of utility, Classically measurable utility, Ordinal utility, Cardinal utility

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Expected Utility Theory and Experimental Utility Measurement, 1950–1985. From Confidence to Skepticism

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Expected utility theory, Utility of money, Utility measurement, Experiments on individual decision-making, Marschak

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Process Models Are As-If Models: An Antirealist Account of Economic Theories of Decision-Making

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 10 May 2021
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
Downloads 65 (410,704)
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Decision theory, Expected Utility Theory, Cumulative Prospect Theory, Priority Heuristic Model, Scientific Antirealism, Mechanistic Explanation

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Measurement Theory and Utility Analysis in Suppes’ Early Work, 1951–1958

Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 23, 2016.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Apr 2016
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Patrick Suppes, Representational theory of measurement, Axiomatization, Utility theory, Stanford Value Theory Project

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Interactive and Common Knowledge in the State-Space Model

CESMEP WP Series 03/2009 U. of Torino Department of Economics
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 21 May 2011
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Interactive knowledge, Common knowledge, State-space model, Substitutivity, Monotonicity

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Nash Was a First to Axiomatize Expected Utility

Theory and Decision, 2016
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), University of Insubria - Department of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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John Nash, Expected utility, Independence preference axiom, Foundations of decision theory, History of decision theory

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Measuring the Economizing Mind in the 1940s and 1950s. The Mosteller-Nogee and Davidson-Suppes-Siegel Experiments to Measure the Utility of Money

Forthcoming in History of Political Economy, 48, annual supplement, 2016
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Experimental economics, Experimental psychology, Utility of money, Utility measurement, Expected Utility Theory, Subjective probability

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Message and Environment: A Framework for Nudges and Choice Architecture

Behavioural Public Policy, 2020, 4(1): 71-87
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2021
Luca Congiu and Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics and University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Message, Environment, Nudge, Choice architecture, Rationality failures, Behavioural Economics

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Over-the-Counter Markets vs. Double Auctions: A Comparative Experimental Study

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 63 (2016) 22–35
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion (GREDEG), SUNY Stony Brook and University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Market experiments, Over-the-counter market, Double auction, Private vs. public information, Efficiency

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Not a Behaviorist: Samuelson’s Contributions to Utility Theory in the Harvard Years, 1936-1940

Forthcoming in R.A. Cord et al. (eds), Paul Samuelson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, series Remaking Economics: Eminent Post-War Economists, chapter 11, pp. 243-278.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Dec 2019
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics
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Samuelson, Utility theory, Ordinal utility, Revealed preference theory, cardinal utility

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Becker Random Behavior and the As-If Defense of Rational Choice Theory in Demand Analysis

Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 107–128, June 2011
Posted: 18 Jul 2011
Ivan Moscati and Paola Tubaro
University of Insubria - Department of Economics and CNRS

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rational choice, random choice, as-if defense of scientific theories

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Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930 –1970

History of Political Economy, Vol. 39, pp. 359-401, 2007
Posted: 18 Jul 2011
Ivan Moscati
University of Insubria - Department of Economics

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Consumer Theory, Demand Theory, Experimental economics, Indifference curves, Transitivity of preferences