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International Economic Association Series

Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviour

Challenging Standard Assumptions

Editors: Agarwal, B., Vercelli, A. (Eds.)

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Economics has paid little attention to the psychology of economic behaviour, leading to somewhat simplistic assumptions about human nature. The psychological aspects have typically been reduced to standard utility theory, based on a narrow conception of rationality and self-interest maximization. The contributions in this volume, some focused on analytical models and methodology, others on laboratory and field experiments, challenge these assumptions, and provide novel and complex understandings of human motivation and economic decision-making. With a pioneering introduction by the book's two editors, this volume brings together exciting contributions to a field that is rapidly growing in influence and reach.

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RONALD BENABOU Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, USA FREIDEL BOLLE Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany JUAN-CAMILO CARDENAS Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia OTTARINO CHILLEMI Università di Padova, Italy FLORIAN ENGLMAIER Universität München, Germany ERNST FEHR Institut für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung, Universität Zürich, Switzerland ALEXANDER KRITIKOS Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany JOCHEN JUNGEILGES Universität Bielefeld, Germany ODED STARK ZEF, Universität Bonn, Germany THEIS THEISEN School of Management, Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway JEAN TIROLE Institut d'Economie Industrielle, Université de Toulouse, France JEAN-ROBERT TYRAN Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark ALEXANDER VASIN Moscow State University, Russian Federation YONG WANG City University of Hong Kong, China YOU QUIANG WANG School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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'...all papers in both parts of this volume are of high quality and extend the frontiers of both behavioural and experimental economics. The applications span across the gamut of fields in economics and the editors of this volume should be commended for collating and integrating these nuggets into a volume that makes for stimulating reading and an excellent introduction to the field.' - Shreekant Gupta, Indian Economic Review

'Overall, this volume is noteworthy for the breadth of topics covered and psychological constructs incorporated into economic models. Several of the studies contribute to the growing literature in experimental economics.' - Roxane Gudeman, Feminist Economics


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviour
Book Subtitle
Challenging Standard Assumptions
Editors
  • B. Agarwal
  • A. Vercelli
Series Title
International Economic Association Series
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
International Economic Association
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52234-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230522343
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4253-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52144-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 270
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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