homo oeconomicus

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homo oeconomicus (uncountable)

  1. concept in some economic theories of humans as rational and narrowly self-interested actors who have the ability to make judgments toward their subjectively defined ends.

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homo oeconomicus

  1. homo oeconomicus
    • 1906, Vilfredo Pareto, Manuale di economia politica[1], page 14:
      Si esprime precisamente la stessa cosa dicendo: « studio le axioni economiche e faccio astrazione dalle altre »; oppure dicendo « studio l’homo oeconomicus, il quale compie solo azioni economiche.»