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Handbook of Behavioural Economics and Smart Decision-Making

Edited by Morris Altman ()

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Abstract: This Handbook is a unique and original contribution of over thirty chapters on behavioural economics, examining and addressing an important stream of research where the starting assumption is that decision-makers are for the most part relatively smart or rational. This particular approach is in contrast to a theme running through much contemporary work where individuals’ behaviour is deemed irrational, biased, and error-prone, often due to how people are hardwired. In the smart people approach, where errors or biases occur and when social dilemmas arise, more often than not, improving the decision-making environment can repair these problems without hijacking or manipulating the preferences of decision-makers. This book covers a wide-range of themes from micro to macro, including various sub-disciplines within economics such as economic psychology, heuristics, fast and slow-thinking, neuroeconomics, experiments, the capabilities approach, institutional economics, methodology, nudging, ethics, and public policy.

Keywords: Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781782549574
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction to smart decision-making , pp 1-8 Downloads
Morris Altman
Ch 2 Rational inefficiency: smart thinking, bounded rationality and the scientific basis for economic failure and success , pp 11-42 Downloads
Morris Altman
Ch 3 Rational mistakes that make us smart , pp 43-67 Downloads
Nathan Berg
Ch 4 Rational choice as if the choosers were human , pp 68-85 Downloads
Peter Boettke and Rosolino A. Candela
Ch 5 Smart predictions from wrong data: the case of ecological correlations , pp 86-100 Downloads
Florian Kutzner and Tobias Vogel
Ch 6 Heuristics: fast, frugal, and smart , pp 101-118 Downloads
Shabnam Mousavi, Björn Meder, Hansjörg Neth and Reza Kheirandish
Ch 7 The beauty of simplicity? (Simple) heuristics and the opportunities yet to be realized , pp 119-136 Downloads
Andreas Ortmann and Leonidas Spiliopoulos
Ch 8 Smart persons and human development: the missing ingredient in behavioral economics , pp 137-154 Downloads
John Tomer
Ch 9 Behavioral strategy at the frontline: insights and inspirations from the US Marine Corps , pp 157-172 Downloads
Mie Augier
Ch 10 Feminist economics for smart behavioral economics , pp 173-187 Downloads
Siobhan Austen
Ch 11 How regret moves individual and collective choices towards rationality , pp 188-204 Downloads
Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde
Ch 12 Is it rational to be in love? , pp 205-232 Downloads
Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster
Ch 13 Behavioral economic anthropology , pp 233-248 Downloads
Giuseppe Danese and Luigi Mittone
Ch 14 Do changes in farmers’ seed traits align with climate change? A case study of maize in Chiapas, Mexico , pp 251-274 Downloads
C. Leigh Anderson, Andrew Cronholm and Pierre Biscaye
Ch 15 Rationality, globalization, and X-efficiency among fi nancial institutions , pp 275-289 Downloads
Roger Frantz
Ch 16 The evolution of governance structures in a polycentric system , pp 290-314 Downloads
Edward McPhail and Vlad Tarko
Ch 17 Taxation and nudging , pp 317-330 Downloads
Simon James
Ch 18 Income tax compliance , pp 331-346 Downloads
Erich Kirchler, Barbara Hartl and Katharina Gangl
Ch 19 Financial decisions in the household , pp 349-365 Downloads
Bernadette Kamleitner, Till Mengay and Erich Kirchler
Ch 20 Employing priming to shed light on financial decision-making processes , pp 366-374 Downloads
Doron Kliger
Ch 21 Experimental asset markets: behavior and bubbles , pp 375-391 Downloads
Owen Powell and Natalia Shestakova
Ch 22 To consume or to save: are we maximizing or what? , pp 392-410 Downloads
Tobias F. Rötheli
Ch 23 Time orientation effects on health behavior , pp 413-428 Downloads
Jannette van Beek, Michel J.J. Handgraaf and Gerrit Antonides
Ch 24 Behavioral aspects of obesity , pp 429-448 Downloads
Odelia Rosin
Ch 25 Time inconsistent preferences in intertemporal choices for physical activity and weight loss: evidence from Canadian health surveys , pp 449-463 Downloads
Nazmi Sari
Ch 26 Suicide among smart people , pp 464-476 Downloads
Bijou Yang and David Lester
Ch 27 Seeing and knowing others: the impact of social ties on economic interactions , pp 479-491 Downloads
Astrid Hopfensitz
Ch 28 Weakness of will and stiffness of will: how far are shirking, slackening, favoritism, spoiling of children, and pornography from obsessivecompulsive behavior? , pp 492-514 Downloads
Elias Khalil
Ch 29 The role of identity, personal and social capital in community crime prevention , pp 515-525 Downloads
Ambrose Leung and Brandon Harrison
Ch 30 Norms, culture, and cognition , pp 526-540 Downloads
Shinji Teraji
Ch 31 Rational choice in public and private spheres , pp 543-556 Downloads
Herbert Gintis
Ch 32 Ethics and simple games , pp 557-572 Downloads
Mark Pingle

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