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Advanced Introduction to Behavioral Economics

John F. Tomer, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Manhattan College, US
Leading researcher John F. Tomer presents an invigorating and concise introduction to behavioral economics that offers essential behavioral theories, perspectives, trends and developments within this ever-evolving discipline.
Extent: 192 pp
Hardback Price: $115.00 Web: $103.50
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78471 991 3
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78471 993 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Economic Psychology
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Leading researcher John F. Tomer presents an invigorating and concise introduction to behavioral economics that offers essential behavioral theories, perspectives, trends and developments within this ever-evolving discipline.

This book covers the key areas of behavioral economics, including Herbert Simon’s bounded rationality, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky’s psychological economics, behavioral finance, nudging and public policy, behavioral macroeconomics, law and behavioral economics, neuroeconomics and empirical methods of behavioral economics. John F. Tomer also explores how and why behavioral economics emerged and differs from neoclassical economics.

This book will be particularly useful for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, policy makers, and other professionals who participate in economic-related matters.
‘A useful, compact discussion of the history and central issues in behavioral economics.’
– Colin F. Camerer, California Institute of Technology, US
Contents: Introduction 1. The Scientific Practices of Economics and the Emergence of Behavioral Economics 2. The Practices and Content of the Bounded Rationality Strand 3. The Basics of the Psychological Economics Strand 4. Psychological Economics: Important Further Developments 5. Behavioral Finance 6. Behavioral Economics, Public Policy, and Nudging 7. Law and Behavioral Economics 8. Behavioral Macroeconomics 9. The Empirical Methods of Behavioral Economics 10. Are Mainstream Economists Open Minded Toward Behavioral Economics or Do They Resist it? 11. Neuroeconomics 12. Toward a More Humanistic Behavioral Economics 13. Behavioral Economic Trends Conclusions Index