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Macmillan Higher Education

A Course in Behavioral Economics (2nd Edition)

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Pages: 336
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04 January 2016

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16 September 2017

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A concise and reader-friendly textbook on one of the hottest developments in social and behavioral science today. Covering all core areas of the subject, Erik Angner clearly lays out the theory and explains the intuitions...

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A concise and reader-friendly textbook on one of the hottest developments in social and behavioral science today. Covering all core areas of the subject, Erik Angner clearly lays out the theory and explains the intuitions behind it. It is full of examples, exercises, and problems drawn from fields such as economics, management, marketing, political science, and public policy. Among other things, the book shows how to apply principles of behavioral economics to science, business, medicine, and daily life. No advanced mathematics is required. 

An ideal introduction for students coming to behavioral economics from various fields, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is equally suitable for general readers who have been captivated by popular-science books on behavioral economics and want to know more.

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  • A concise, self-contained introduction to the subject of behavioral economics 
  • Contrasts behavioral economics with the mainstream neoclassical theory 
  • Explains the intuition behind the concepts 
  • Real-world examples illustrate the theory, helping students see the relevance of behavioral economics to the world around them
  • A wealth of teaching resources are available on the companion website: sample syllabi, an instructor's guide, sample handouts and examinations, and PowerPoint slides


  • A brand new chapter on behavioral welfare economics, libertarian paternalism, and the nudge agenda
  • New sections on overconfidence, projection bias, and more
  • An expanded range of real-life examples and exercises, reflecting the continued uptake of behavioral economics across the disciplines

1 Introduction
PART I CHOICE UNDER CERTAINTY 
2 Rational Choice Under Certainty 
3 Decision-making Under Certainty 
PART II JUDGMENT UNDER RISK AND UNCERTAINTY
4 Probability Judgment
5 Judgment Under Risk and Uncertainty 
PART III CHOICE UNDER RISK AND UNCERTAINTY 
6 Rational Choice Under Risk and Uncertainty 
7 Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty 
PART IV INTERTEMPORAL CHOICE
8 The Discounted Utility Model
9 Intertemporal Choice
PART V STRATEGIC INTERACTION
10 Analytical Game Theory
11 Behavioral Game Theory
PART VI CONCLUDING REMARKS 12 Behavioral Welfare Economics, Libertarian Paternalism, and the Nudge Agenda
13 General Discussion.

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Erik Angner is Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden. Previously he was Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy at George Mason University, US, where he directed the undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program. As a result of serious mission creep, he holds two PhDs – one in Economics and one in History and Philosophy of Science – both from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the book Hayek and Natural Law (2007) as well as multiple journal articles and book chapters on behavioral and experimental economics, the economics of happiness, and the history, philosophy, and...

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Erik Angner is Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden. Previously he was Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy at George Mason University, US, where he directed the undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program. As a result of serious mission creep, he holds two PhDs – one in Economics and one in History and Philosophy of Science – both from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the book Hayek and Natural Law (2007) as well as multiple journal articles and book chapters on behavioral and experimental economics, the economics of happiness, and the history, philosophy, and methodology of contemporary economics.

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