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Genesis of behavioral economics and its applicability in public finance

Anton Vaskovskyi

Český finanční a účetní časopis, 2018, vol. 2018, issue 3, 57-77

Abstract: The article is focused on genesis of behavioral economics and its applicability within public finance. Behavioral economics is being recently very popular and recognised by academic community as Nobel Prize was awarded to its promoters twice in current millennium. The document is divided in three parts, where one is devoted to overview of the theory, second contains recent trends in described theory and the last one presents case studies from United Kingdom and Poland. The theoretical part describes the basic concepts and theories in relation within historical context. The second part analyses applicability of such theory in public finance and current trends and finally, third chapter contains case studies, where the presented theory is applied in practice with remarkable results.

Keywords: Behavioral economics; Behavioral finance; Prospect Theory; Nudge; Public finance; Behaviorální ekonomie; Behaviorální finance; Prospektová teorie; Nudge; Veřejné finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D91 G41 H26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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