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Author Levine, David K.

Title Is behavioral economics doomed? : the ordinary versus the extraordinary / David K. Levine.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations
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Series OpenBook Publishers.
Open Access e-Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Does Economic Theory Work? -- Why Is The World So Irrational? -- Does Economic Theory Fail? -- You Can Fool Some Of The People ... -- Behavioral Theories I: Biases and Irrationality -- Behavioral Theories II: Time and Uncertainty -- Learning and Friends -- Conclusion: Psychology, Neuroscience and Economics.
Note Online resource; title from pdf information screen (Ebsco, viewed Nov. 11, 2013).
Summary "It is fashionable to criticize economic theory for focusing too much on rationality and ignoring the imperfect and emotional way in which real economic decisions are reached. All of us facing the global economic crisis wonder just how rational economic men and women can be. Behavioral economics -- an effort to incorporate psychological ideas into economics -- has become all the rage. This book by well-known economist David K. Levine questions the idea that behavioral economics is the answer to economic problems. It explores the successes and failures of contemporary economics both inside and outside the laboratory. It then asks whether popular behavioral theories of psychological biases are solutions to the failures. It not only provides an overview of popular behavioral theories and their history, but also gives the reader the tools for scrutinizing them. Levine's book is essential reading for students and teachers of economic theory and anyone interested in the psychology of economics."--Publisher's website.
Language English.
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Reference.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Microeconomics.
Biography and True Stories.
Economics -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00902172
Indexed Term Economic models
Economic theory
Economics
Game theory
Microeconomics
Psychology
Rationality
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Levine, David K. Is Behavioral Economics Doomed? : The Ordinary versus the Extraordinary. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 1900 9781906924935
ISBN 9781906924942 (electronic bk.)
1906924945 (electronic bk.)
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Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0021 doi
9781906924935
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DEBBG BV042966408
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DEBSZ 423731238
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GBVCP 865746842
NZ1 15197624
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