Policy and choice : public finance through the lens of behavioral economics /

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Author / Creator:CONGDON, WILLIAM J.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011.
Description:viii, 247 p. ; 25 cm.
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
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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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