New Perspectives

In Economics and Finance

A Note from Our Economics Editor

Elizabeth Graber 250At Palgrave Macmillan, we revel in publishing books that cross disciplines’ strict lines to use the top research from across academia to push a field forward. That is what in large part makes publishing works on behavioral economics particularly rewarding for me, with its integration of insights from psychology, neuroscience, law, microeconomic theory, and more.

The 2016 book Nudge Theory in Action looks at how government nudges work in the real world, with four case studies—on weight loss, energy efficiency, consumer finance, and health care—putting the discussion of the efficiency of nudges into concrete, recognizable terms. Likewise, Cass Sunstein’s 2017 Human Agency and Behavioral Economics is a concise, accessible guide to popular opinions about educative and noneducative nudges. Both of these books sit within our series Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics, where series editor John Tomer is especially eager to acquire works that are novel in their perspective and possess a special ability to integrate economics with other disciplines.

We’re likewise very pleased to work with Jim Chen on the series Quantitative Perspectives on Behavioral Economics and Finance. With exciting books like Econophysics and Capital Asset Pricing, Postmodern Portfolio Theory, and Multi-Market Antitrust Economics, this series is dedicated to integrating theory with empiricism in the hope of helping economics and finance experts integrate the latest in mathematics in their understanding of the behavior of capital markets.

Whether your research is on risk aversion or altruism, theory-based or policy-oriented, I’m always interested in discussing new ideas. Please shoot me an email at if you’d like to chat.