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Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics

Foundations and Developments

Edited by: Morris Altman

Print publication date:  July  2006
Online publication date:  January  2015

Print ISBN: 9780765613028
eBook ISBN: 9781315703879
Adobe ISBN: 9781317469162

10.4324/9781315703879
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Book description

At a time when both scholars and the public demand explanations and answers to key economic problems that conventional approaches have failed to resolve, this groundbreaking handbook of original works by leading behavioral economists offers the first comprehensive articulation of behavioral economics theory. Borrowing from the findings of psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, legal scholars, and biologists, among others, behavioral economists find that intelligent individuals often tend not to behave as effectively or efficiently in their economic decisions as long held by conventional wisdom. The manner in which individuals actually do behave critically depends on psychological, institutional, cultural, and even biological considerations. "Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics" includes coverage of such critical areas as the Economic Agent, Context and Modeling, Decision Making, Experiments and Implications, Labor Issues, Household and Family Issues, Life and Death, Taxation, Ethical Investment and Tipping, and Behavioral Law and Macroeconomics. Each contribution includes an extensive bibliography.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Inside Economic Man Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Physiology and Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Intuition in Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Introspective Economics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Integrating Emotions into Economic Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  On the Economics of Subselves Download PDF
Chapter  7:  What a Difference an Assumption Makes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Group Selection and Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Beliefs in Behavioral and Neoclassical Economics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Reclaiming Moral Sentiments Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Bounded Rationality Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Behavioral Versus Neoclassical Economics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Organizational Capital and Personal Capital Download PDF
Chapter  14:  How to Do as Well as you Can Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Discounting, Self-Control, and Saving Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Rational Choice Theory Versus Cultural Theory Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Deliberation Cost as a Foundation for Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  In-Depth Interviews as a Means of Understanding Economic Reasoning Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Classroom Experiments in Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A Behavioral Approach to Distribution and Bargaining Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Context, or Reference, Dependence of Economic Values Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Experiments and Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Behavioral Labor Economics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Hours of Labor Supply Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Chicks, Hawks, and Patriarchal Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Economic Decisions in the Private Household Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A Prolegomenon to Behavioral Economic Studies of Suicide Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Rational Health-Compromising Behavior and Economic Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Taxation and the Contribution of Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Ethical Investing Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tipping in Restaurants and around the Globe Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Economic Development, Equality, Income Distribution, and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Insufficient Social Capital and Economic Underdevelopment Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Behavioral Law and Economics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Elements of Behavioral Monetary Economics Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Behavioral Finance Download PDF
About_the_Editor_and_Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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