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The end result is that the expectations of firms (or, moregenerally, the subjective probability distribution of outcomes) tend to bedistributed, for some information set, about the prediction of the theory (orthe objective probability distribution of outcomes).To see how the hypothesis works imagine an economic variable, Y, whose value isdetermined by its own lagged value, by the lagged value of two other variables,X and Z, and by a random variable U.

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Once again, this criticism is based on a misconception of what the hypothesisis saying.

the strength of the common knowledge hypothesis.

To show that this hypothesis is rational I willoutline the theory itself and then I will show how it can withstand boththeoretical and empirical criticisms.

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This criticism, however, does not take awayfrom the rational expectations hypothesis.
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To analyze how the application of theory is relevant throughout my own life, a review of a few common events is necessary....

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In the benchmark case of trade with common knowledge of endowments, the two mechanisms deliver virtually identical outcomes.

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The strength of this argument varies with its examples of purportedknowledge. Insofar as we focus on controversial claims in metaphysics,e.g., that God exists, that our mind is a distinct substance from ourbody, the initial premise that we know the claims is less thancompelling. Taken with regard to other areas, however, the argumentclearly has legs. We know a great deal of mathematics, and what weknow, we know to be necessarily true. None of our experiences warrantsa belief in such necessity, and we do not seem to base our knowledgeon any experiences. The warrant that provides us with knowledge arisesfrom an intellectual grasp of the propositions which is clearly partof our learning. Similarly, we seem to have such moral knowledge asthat, all other things being equal, it is wrong to break a promise andthat pleasure is intrinsically good. No empirical lesson about howthings are can warrant such knowledge of how they ought to be.