Bibliographic Details

Economics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary field / edited by Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 286 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Series CESifo seminar series
CESifo seminar series.
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Économie politique -- Aspect psychologique -- Congrès.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Theory.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Economische psychologie.
Wirtschaftspsychologie -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Frey, Bruno S.
Stutzer, Alois.
ISBN 9780262273190
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Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Restrictions unspecified
Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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Summary Leading economics scholars consider the influence of psychology on economics, discussing topics including pro-social behavior, conditional trust, neuroeconomics, procedural utility, and happiness research.
Other form Print version: Economics and psychology. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007 9780262062633 0262062631
Review by Choice Review

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman's 2002 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences and several recent books have focused attention on the possibilities for useful interchange between economics and psychologists. European academic economists Frey and Stutzer collect essays by leading researchers on aspects of that interchange that go beyond behavioral economics (see Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics, ed. by Morris Altman, CH, May'07, 44-5150) and the economics of happiness (see Layard's essay in this volume being reviewed, and the Handbook on the Economics of Happiness, ed. by Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta, CH, Sep'07, 45-0385). Three chapters cover issues related to research on trust and "prosocial" behavior; the possibilities emerging from neuroeconomics are examined by way of a study of aversion to ambiguity; issues related to decision making are covered in two chapters; and a final chapter evaluates the material covered by examining the question of whether efficient social engineering requires realistic cognitive models. The volume is particularly appropriate for graduate students and young scholars in the field looking for guidance on possible research topics, but it also provides economists and psychologists with an overview of the emerging interdisciplinary research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through research/faculty collections. R. B. Emmett James Madison College, Michigan State University

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Review by Choice Review