Decision Making: A Behavioral Economic Approach

Paperback | January 15, 2011

byMichal Skorepa

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First textbook to survey human decision making mainly from an economic perspective. It offers a systematic and concise overview of the field and an in-depth, critical summary of some of the major debates between psychologists and economists and the resulting models, empirical findings and real-life applications. 
  

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First textbook to survey human decision making mainly from an economic perspective. It offers a systematic and concise overview of the field and an in-depth, critical summary of some of the major debates between psychologists and economists and the resulting models, empirical findings and real-life applications.   

MICHAL SKOREPA is a Lecturer in Decision Research and Behavioral Economics at the Institute for Economic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, where he received his PhD. He has been teaching a course based on the material in this textbook for over a decade. Currently he is an Advisor to the Vice-Governor of the Czech Na...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.08 × 6.16 × 1.01 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023024825X

ISBN - 13:9780230248250

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Table of Contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS
Introduction and Motivation
Basic Concepts
An Overview of Main Areas of Decision Science
History of Research on Decision Making
Methodology of Decision Science
Selected Decision Maxims
PART II: MODELS AND FINDINGS
Inductive Reasoning I - Generalisation and Sampling
Inductive Reasoning II - Forecasting
Inductive Reasoning III - Influence by Comparing
Comparing in General I - Types of Utilities
Comparing in General II - Reference Dependence
Comparing I - Multiple States of the World
Comparing II - Multiple Periods
References
Index