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Economics as a science of human behaviour : towards a new social science paradigm

Author: Bruno S Frey
Publisher: Boston ; Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Extended second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Frey, Bruno S.
Economics as a science of human behaviour.
(DLC) 99017103
(OCoLC)40646761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno S Frey
ISBN: 9781461551874 1461551870
OCLC Number: 883391955
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: by Bruno S. Frey.
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This book champions the view that economics is a social science, and that, moreover, it may serve as a new paradigm for the social sciences. On the contrary, economics can provide useful insights  Read more...

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