The Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics was awarded to

 

Jack Anderson (University of Utah), for his article:

 

Resolving the small improvement argument:

a defense of the axiom of completeness [PDF]

 

The paper presents a creative and well-argued novel solution to the problem posed by the small improvements argument to standard rational choice theory. While it deals with a technical literature, it is able to do so in an understandable and conceptually interesting way. The folk psychological perspective it employs succeeds in creating serious doubt about whether the problem posed by small improvements is truly a problem after all.

 

Judging Panel:

 

Attilia Ruzzene (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

 

Geoffrey M. Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)

 

Esther-Mirjam Sent (Radboud University)

 

N. Emrah Aydınonat (Bah├žeşehir University)

 

Guus Dix (Maastricht University)