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Neoclassical Economics

1. The most remarkable feature of neoclassical economics is that it reduces many broad categories of market phenomena to considerations of individual choice and, in this way, suggest that the science of economics can be firmly grounded on the basic individual subjectively choosing among alternatives.

2. Neoclassical economics began with the so-called marginalist revolution in value theory that emerged toward the end of the nineteenth century. Strictly speaking, neoclassical economics is not a school of thought (in the sense of a well- defined group of economists following a single great master) but more a loose amalgam of subschools of thought,each revolving around such acknowledged masters as Alfred Marshall in England, Leon Walras in France and Carl Menger in Austria.

3. In England there was established the Cambridge school – a variant of neoclassical economics that stressed continuity with the past achievements of the classical school. In France the general equilibrium school was founded in 1874. This subschool investigated the mathematical conditions under which all markets could be in equilibrium simultaneously. The Austrian subschool focused on the essential problems of economics organization.

4. What these subschools have in common is the importance they attach to explaining the coordinating features of market processes in terms of plans and subjective evaluations carried out by individuals in the market subject to the constraints of technological knowledge, social custom and practice, and scarcity of resources.

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Neoclassical economics began when economists from Austria, France and England met.

Neoclassical economist subschools have the same leader.

Neoclassical economics is considered to be a school of thought

Neoclassical economics simplified many broad categories of market phenomena.

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