Introduction: Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments
Victoria University of Wellington - School of Economics & Finance
Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments, Morris Altman, ed., Vol. XV-XXII, Armonk, New York, 2006
The focus of this handbook is original papers by behavioral economists that expand on their own contributions to behavioral economics, providing in the process an insightful description and analysis of particular and important aspects of behavioral economics. This handbook is giving voice not only to aspects of behavioral economics that have been most recently in the limelight but also to original and significant contributions that are just beginning to make their mark. Moreover, it gives voice to different perspectives in behavioral economics. Behavioral economists find that individuals, firms, particular markets and economies all often behave differently than is predicted by the conventional wisdom and an important objective of behavioral economists is to provide rigorous alternatives or revisions to this. This book is divided into the following sections 'Inside the Economic Agent', 'Context and Modelling', 'Decision Making', 'Experiments and Implications', 'Labor-Related Issue', 'Gender and Decision Making', 'Life and Death', 'Taxation, Ethical Investment, and Tipping' and 'Development, Behavioral Law, and Money'.
Keywords: Handbook, Behavioral economics, Perspectives, Decision making, Gender, Taxation, Ethics
JEL Classification: A33, D03, N01Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 18, 2010
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