There is no doubt that behavioral economics is becoming a dominant lens through which we think about economics. Behavioral economics is not a single school of thought but representative of a range of approaches, and uniquely, this volume presents an overview of them.

The wide spectrum of international contributors each provides an exploration of a central approach, aspect or topic in behavorial economics. Taken together, the whole volume provides a comprehensive overview of the subject which considers both key developments and future possibilities.

Part One presents several different approaches to behavioural economics, including George Katona, Ken Boulding, Harvey Leibenstein, Vernon Smith, Herbert Simon, Gerd Gigerenzer, Daniel Kahneman, and Richard Thaler. This section looks at the origins and development of behavioral economics and compares and contrasts the work of these scholars who have been so influential in making this area so prominent. Part Two presents applications of behavioural economics including nudging; heuristics; emotions and morality; behavioural political economy, education, and economic innovation.

The Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics is ideal for advanced economics students and faculty who are looking for a complete state-of-the-art overview of this dynamic field.

part |193 pages

Scientists in the field of behavioral economics

chapter |13 pages

The Evolution of behavioural economics

ByPeter E. Earl

chapter |18 pages

George Katona

A founder of behavioral economics
ByRichard Curtin

chapter |6 pages

Ken Boulding

The image as a precursor to framing?
ByStefan Kesting

chapter |13 pages

Harvey Leibenstein

A first generation behavioral economist
ByRoger Frantz

chapter |11 pages

Herbert Simon's Behavioral Economics

ByEsther-Mirjam Sent

chapter |22 pages

Reinhard Selten, the Dualist

ByRosemarie Nagel, Anna Bayona, Reza Kheirandish, Shabnam Mousavi

chapter |13 pages

Gerd Gigerenzer and Vernon Smith

Ecological rationality of heuristics in psychology and economics
ByShabnam Mousavi

chapter |11 pages

Richard Thaler's Behavioral Economics

ByFloris Heukelom

chapter |13 pages

Behavioural Rules

Veblen, Nelson–Winter, Ostrom and beyond
ByGeorg Blind

chapter |16 pages

Generating Meso Behaviour

ByManuel Scholz-Wäckerle

chapter |11 pages

Schumpeter, Kirzner, Knight, Simon, and Others

Behavioral economics and entrepreneurship
ByThomas Grebel, Stützer Michael

part |221 pages

Specific domains of behavioral economics

chapter |11 pages

Behaviorally Informed Regulation, part 1

ByCass R. Sunstein

chapter |20 pages

Behaviorally Informed Regulation, Part 2

ByCass R. Sunstein

chapter |20 pages


Literary light on decision's dark corner
ByDevjani Roy, Richard Zeckhauser

chapter |16 pages

Smart societies

ByShu-Heng Chen, Bin-Tzong Chie, Chung-Ching Tai

chapter |14 pages

Behavioural Macroeconomics

Time, optimism and animal spirits
ByMichelle Baddeley

chapter |17 pages

Rethinking Behavioral Economics Through Fast-and-Frugal Heuristics

ByShabnam Mousavi, Gerd Gigerenzer, Reza Kheirandish

chapter |23 pages

Computational Behavioral Economics

ByChen Shu-Heng, Ying-Fang Kao, Ragupathy Venkatachalam

chapter |16 pages

Emotions in Economy

ByNina Bandelj, Julie Kim, Zaibu Tufail

chapter |17 pages

Behavioral political economy

ByGigi Foster, Paul Frijters

chapter |14 pages

Behavioral labor economics

ByXianghong Wang

chapter |13 pages

Behavioural education economics

BySean Leaver

chapter |13 pages

Behavioral Innovation Economics

ByJason Potts

chapter |11 pages

Economic behaviour and agent-based modelling

ByMatthias Mueller, Andreas Pyka