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Feb
13

The Scientific Method Of The Mind: What Sherlock Holmes can teach us about decision making

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the li…

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07
Feb
13

The Scientific Method Of The Mind: What Sherlock Holmes can teach us about decision making

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the li…

See on www.youtube.com

07
Feb
13

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?: The Ordinary versus the Extraordinary – Open Book Publishers

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Read for free online: Behavioral economics is fashionable but to what extent is it useful? Well known economist David K. Levine investigates.

It is fashionable to criticize economic theory for focusing too much on rationality and ignoring the imperfect and emotional way in which real economic decisions are reached. All of us facing the global economic crisis wonder just how rational economic men and women can be. Behavioral economics – an effort to incorporate psychological ideas into economics – has become all the rage.

This book by well-known economist David K. Levine questions the idea that behavioral economics is the answer to economic problems. It explores the successes and failures of contemporary economics both inside and outside the laboratory. It then asks whether popular behavioral theories of psychological biases are solutions to the failures. It not only provides an overview of popular behavioral theories and their history, but also gives the reader the tools for scrutinizing them.

Levine’s book is essential reading for students and teachers of economic theory and anyone interested in the psychology of economics.

See on openbookpublishers.com

07
Feb
13

Economic Fables – Open Book Publishers

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Read for free online: one of the world’s foremost economists looks at game theory through a personal lens.

I had the good fortune to grow up in a wonderful area of Jerusalem, surrounded by a diverse range of people: Rabbi Meizel, the communist Sala Marcel, my widowed Aunt Hannah, and the intellectual Yaacovson. As far as I’m concerned, the opinion of such people is just as authoritative for making social and economic decisions as the opinion of an expert using a model.  

Part memoir, part crash-course in economic theory, this deeply engaging book by one of the world’s foremost economists looks at economic ideas through a personal lens. Together with an introduction to some of the central concepts in modern economic thought, Ariel Rubinstein offers some powerful and entertaining reflections on his childhood, family and career. In doing so, he challenges many of the central tenets of game theory, and sheds light on the role economics can play in society at large. The book is as thought-provoking for seasoned economists as it is enlightening for newcomers to the field. 

Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, describes Economics Fables as a “wonderfully inviting introduction to game theory, rich in personalities, history and sense of place. Ariel Rubinstein is not only a brilliant theorist with a knack for lucid exposition, but a gifted storyteller. Students will find the ideas surprisingly accessible. Aspiring scholars, wondering whether a life of the mind is worth pursuing, will find his personal journey of intellectual discovery thrilling.”

See on openbookpublishers.com

07
Feb
13

Economic Fables – Open Book Publishers

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Read for free online: one of the world’s foremost economists looks at game theory through a personal lens.

I had the good fortune to grow up in a wonderful area of Jerusalem, surrounded by a diverse range of people: Rabbi Meizel, the communist Sala Marcel, my widowed Aunt Hannah, and the intellectual Yaacovson. As far as I’m concerned, the opinion of such people is just as authoritative for making social and economic decisions as the opinion of an expert using a model.  

Part memoir, part crash-course in economic theory, this deeply engaging book by one of the world’s foremost economists looks at economic ideas through a personal lens. Together with an introduction to some of the central concepts in modern economic thought, Ariel Rubinstein offers some powerful and entertaining reflections on his childhood, family and career. In doing so, he challenges many of the central tenets of game theory, and sheds light on the role economics can play in society at large. The book is as thought-provoking for seasoned economists as it is enlightening for newcomers to the field. 

Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, describes Economics Fables as a “wonderfully inviting introduction to game theory, rich in personalities, history and sense of place. Ariel Rubinstein is not only a brilliant theorist with a knack for lucid exposition, but a gifted storyteller. Students will find the ideas surprisingly accessible. Aspiring scholars, wondering whether a life of the mind is worth pursuing, will find his personal journey of intellectual discovery thrilling.”

See on www.openbookpublishers.com

07
Feb
13

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?: The Ordinary versus the Extraordinary – Open Book Publishers

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Read for free online: Behavioral economics is fashionable but to what extent is it useful? Well known economist David K. Levine investigates.

It is fashionable to criticize economic theory for focusing too much on rationality and ignoring the imperfect and emotional way in which real economic decisions are reached. All of us facing the global economic crisis wonder just how rational economic men and women can be. Behavioral economics – an effort to incorporate psychological ideas into economics – has become all the rage.

This book by well-known economist David K. Levine questions the idea that behavioral economics is the answer to economic problems. It explores the successes and failures of contemporary economics both inside and outside the laboratory. It then asks whether popular behavioral theories of psychological biases are solutions to the failures. It not only provides an overview of popular behavioral theories and their history, but also gives the reader the tools for scrutinizing them.

Levine’s book is essential reading for students and teachers of economic theory and anyone interested in the psychology of economics.

See on www.openbookpublishers.com




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