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A Perspective on Psychology and Economics

UC Berkeley Economics Working Paper No. E02-313

46 Pages Posted: 4 May 2005  

Matthew Rabin

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 2004

Abstract

This essay provides a perspective on the trend towards integrating psychology into economics. Some topics are discussed, and arguments are provided for why movement towards greater psychological realism in economics will improve mainstream economics.

Keywords: behavioral economics, psychology

JEL Classification: B49

Suggested Citation

Rabin, Matthew, A Perspective on Psychology and Economics (October 2004). UC Berkeley Economics Working Paper No. E02-313. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=713862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.713862

Matthew Rabin (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

549 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
United States

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