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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

An Introduction to Behavioral Economics

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137524126
Publication Date January 2018
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The third edition of this successful textbook introduces students to behavioral economics. It offers a critical examination of the latest literature, research, developments and debates in the field by discussing topics such as evolutionary psychology and neuroscience. Contains a wealth of case studies, examples and review questions.

Nick Wilkinson is Professor of Economics at Richmond the American International University in London and has taught economics and finance in various international institutions in the UK and USA. He has also worked in business management in both countries and served as a consultant to many companies, mainly in the leisure industry. He has authored two books, 'Managerial Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach', published by Cambridge University Press. His research interests lie in behavioral economics, particularly in the implications of evolutionary biology and neuroscience for behavioral economics.

Matthias Klaes is President of the Scottish Economic Society and Convener of the Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology. He has published widely in organisational and behavioral economics and finance, and regularly acts as an adviser to both private and public sector bodies. His current research focuses on the behavioral dimensions of online marketplaces and digital finance.

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Nature of Behavioral Economics
2. Methodology
PART II: FOUNDATIONS
3. Values, Preferences and Choices
4. Beliefs and Expectations
5. Decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty
6. Mental Accounting
PART III: INTERTEMPORAL CHOICE
7. The Discounted Utility Model
8. Alternative Intertemporal Choice Models
PART IV: STRATEGIC INTERACTION
9. Behavioral Game Theory
10. Social Preferences
PART V: CONCLUSION
11. Behavioral Economics: Summary and Outlook.

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