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Narrative Economics and Behavioral Economics: contributions to the behavioral insights on post-Keynesian theory

Economia da Narrativa e Economia Comportamental: contribuições para os insights comportamentais na teoria pós-keynesiana

GABRIEL VILELA RESENDE FREITAS About the author

ABSTRACT

The objective of this review is to discuss the formation of knowledge proposed by Keynes on his Treatise on Probability, and the economic agents’ behavior in an uncertainty scenario presented on his General Theory, by the Narrative Economics’ and Behavioral Economics perspectives. The hypothesis that will be analyzed is that in a keynesian uncertainty scenario, economic agents tend to act according to their context (social, geographic, historic, cultural) spreading narratives by which they identify themselves and orient decisions that cause sensible movements on the economic aggregates. Revisiting the literature, we could conclude that by bringing together the behavioral economy and the narrative economy theory, we could, from the Keynes’ insights on his writings, perceive strong empirical evidence that can be analytically important on the assessment of the economic fluctuations.

KEYWORDS:
Keynes; Narrative Economics; Behavioral Economics

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