Introduction: Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments

Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments, Morris Altman, ed., Vol. XV-XXII, Armonk, New York, 2006

Posted: 18 Jan 2010

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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, N01

Suggested Citation

Altman, Morris, Introduction: Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments (2006). Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments, Morris Altman, ed., Vol. XV-XXII, Armonk, New York, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538004

Morris Altman (Contact Author)

University of Newcastle ( email )

University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia

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