Date of Award

Spring 2016

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Honors Bachelor of Arts


Dr. Philip Kozel

Committee Member

Dr. Kenna C. Taylor

Committee Member

Dr. Benjamin Balak


This paper conducts an exploration of three rationalities within economic thought: core, bounded, and ecological. Assumptions, policies and other key underpinnings of the rationalities are discussed and compared. Concluding remarks summarize the key points of each rationality and briefly discuss avenues for future research.

Rights Holder

Martin Smith Sanders IV