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The Resource Misbehaving : the making of behavioral economics, Richard H. Thaler

Misbehaving : the making of behavioral economics, Richard H. Thaler

Label
Misbehaving : the making of behavioral economics
Title
Misbehaving
Title remainder
the making of behavioral economics
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. Thaler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments"--Amazon.com
  • Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thaler, Richard H.
Dewey number
330.01/9
Index
index present
LC call number
HB74.P8
LC item number
T527 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Economics
Label
Misbehaving : the making of behavioral economics, Richard H. Thaler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- I. Beginnings: 1970-78 -- 1. Supposedly Irrelevant Factors -- 2. The Endowment Effect -- 3. The List -- 4. Value Theory -- 5. California Dreamin' -- 6. The Gauntlet -- II. Mental Accounting: 1979-85 -- 7. Bargains and Rip-Offs -- 8. Sunk Costs -- 9. Buckets and Budgets -- 10. At the Poker Table -- III. Self-Control: 1975-88 -- 11. Willpower? No problem -- 12. The Planner and the Doer -- Interlude -- 12. misbehaving in the Real World -- IV. Working With Danny: 1984-85 -- 14. What Seems Fair? -- 15. Fairness Games -- 16. Mugs -- V. Engaging With The Economics Profession: 1986-94 -- 17. The Debate Begins -- 18. Anomalies -- 19. Forming a Team -- 20. Narrow Framing on the Upper East Side -- VI. Finance: 1983-2003 -- 21. The Beauty Contest -- 22. Does the Stock Market Overreact? -- 23. The Reaction to Overreaction -- 24. The Price Is Not Right -- 25. The Battle of Closed-End Funds -- 26. Fruit Flies, Icebergs, and Negative Stock Prices -- VII. Welcome To Chicago: 1995-Present -- 27. Law Schooling -- 28. The Offices -- 29. Football -- 30. Game Shows -- VIII. Helping Out: 2004-Present -- 31. Save More Tomorrow -- 32. Going Public -- 33. Nudging in the U.K. -- Conclusion: What Is Next? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn891611164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 415 pages
Isbn
9780393080940
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891611164
Label
Misbehaving : the making of behavioral economics, Richard H. Thaler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- I. Beginnings: 1970-78 -- 1. Supposedly Irrelevant Factors -- 2. The Endowment Effect -- 3. The List -- 4. Value Theory -- 5. California Dreamin' -- 6. The Gauntlet -- II. Mental Accounting: 1979-85 -- 7. Bargains and Rip-Offs -- 8. Sunk Costs -- 9. Buckets and Budgets -- 10. At the Poker Table -- III. Self-Control: 1975-88 -- 11. Willpower? No problem -- 12. The Planner and the Doer -- Interlude -- 12. misbehaving in the Real World -- IV. Working With Danny: 1984-85 -- 14. What Seems Fair? -- 15. Fairness Games -- 16. Mugs -- V. Engaging With The Economics Profession: 1986-94 -- 17. The Debate Begins -- 18. Anomalies -- 19. Forming a Team -- 20. Narrow Framing on the Upper East Side -- VI. Finance: 1983-2003 -- 21. The Beauty Contest -- 22. Does the Stock Market Overreact? -- 23. The Reaction to Overreaction -- 24. The Price Is Not Right -- 25. The Battle of Closed-End Funds -- 26. Fruit Flies, Icebergs, and Negative Stock Prices -- VII. Welcome To Chicago: 1995-Present -- 27. Law Schooling -- 28. The Offices -- 29. Football -- 30. Game Shows -- VIII. Helping Out: 2004-Present -- 31. Save More Tomorrow -- 32. Going Public -- 33. Nudging in the U.K. -- Conclusion: What Is Next? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn891611164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 415 pages
Isbn
9780393080940
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891611164

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