Generating Predictability: Institutional Analysis and Design

Generating Predictability: Institutional Analysis and Design

by Christoph Engel, Engel Christoph
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521851394

ISBN-13: 9780521851398

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Human behavior is infinitely complex and unpredictable, the result of thousands of interactions between predispositions, external factors and physical and cognitive processes. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including psychology, economics, and sociological and political studies, this book develops a coherent and accessible theory for explaining the

Overview

Human behavior is infinitely complex and unpredictable, the result of thousands of interactions between predispositions, external factors and physical and cognitive processes. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including psychology, economics, and sociological and political studies, this book develops a coherent and accessible theory for explaining the unpredictability of individual behavior. The author then highlights the danger of institutional reforms undermining the very capacity to generate predictability which is so central to their success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521851398
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The psychological predictability problem; 3. Rational choice responses; 4. Behaviourally informed responses; 5. Behaviourally determined responders; 6. Outlook: implications for interaction with higher complexity; 7. Predictability at the crossroads of competing institutions.

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