Economics as a Science of Human Behaviour: Towards a New Social Science Paradigm / Edition 2

Economics as a Science of Human Behaviour: Towards a New Social Science Paradigm / Edition 2

by Bruno S. Frey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792384342

ISBN-13: 9780792384342

Pub. Date: 07/31/1999

Publisher: Springer US

Economics as a Science of Human Behaviour champions the view that economics can serve as a paradigm for all of the social sciences by dealing with actual problems of society. Bruno S. Frey provides insights and improves our understanding of human behaviour, while suggesting solutions to social problems in such areas as the environment, politics, art, family, history…  See more details below

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Economics as a Science of Human Behaviour champions the view that economics can serve as a paradigm for all of the social sciences by dealing with actual problems of society. Bruno S. Frey provides insights and improves our understanding of human behaviour, while suggesting solutions to social problems in such areas as the environment, politics, art, family, history and academia. He extends the economic model by emphasising issues of fairness and morals and by relating to psychological issues. This revised second edition presents three new chapters on: fair siting procedures to preserve the natural environment an economic analysis of the behaviour of academics fairness in social interactions (prisoner's dilemmas and ultimatum games). £/LIST£

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792384342
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/1999
Edition description:
2nd extended ed. 1999
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part A: Human Behaviour. 1. Economics as a Social Science: Approach, Applications and Interdisciplinarity. Part B: Applications to Various Areas. 2. Natural Environment: Fair Siting Procedures. 3. Politics: Unemployment and National Socialism. 4. Arts: Investments in Paintings. 5. Family: Patriarchy in China. 6. Conflict: Fighting Political Terrorism by Refusing Recognition. 7. History: Prisoners of War. 8. Academia: American and European Economics and Economists. Part C: Extensions. 9. Limits and Further Developments of Homo Oeconomicus. 10. The Price System and Morals. 11. The Sound of Silence in Prisoner's Dilemma and Dictator Games. 12. An Ipsative Theory of Human Behaviour. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

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