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Policy and choice : public finance through the lens of behavioral economics / William J. Congdon, Jeffrey R. Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan.

Author / Creator CONGDON, WILLIAM J.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011.
Description viii, 247 p. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Subject Finance, Public -- Psychological aspects.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Finance, Public -- Decision-making.
Human behavior -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Finance, Public -- Decision making.
Human behavior -- Economic aspects.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8518945
Other authors / contributors Kling, Jeffrey R.
Mullainathan, Sendhil.
ISBN 9780815704980 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0815704984 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-239) and index.
Summary "Applies the psychological insights of behavioral economics to economic concepts such as moral hazard, deadweight loss, and incidence. Explores how deviations from the standard economic model of decisionmaking--imperfect optimization, bounded self-control, and nonstandard preferences--might affect public finance policy regarding externalities, information asymmetries, poverty, and taxes"--Provided by publisher.

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