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The irrational economist : making decisions in a dangerous world

Author: Erwann Michel-Kerjan; Paul Slovic
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores how discoveries in decision sciences will enhance traditional ideas about economics and challenges the conventional wisdom about how to make the right decisions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erwann Michel-Kerjan; Paul Slovic
ISBN: 9781586487805 1586487809
OCLC Number: 458733763
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Superstition : a common irrationality? / Thomas Schelling --
Berserk weather forecasters, beauty contests, and delicious apples on Wall Street / George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller --
Subways, coconuts, and foggy minefields : an approach to studying future-choice decisions / Robin M. Hogarth --
The more who die, the less we care / Paul Slovic --
Haven't you switched to risk management 2.0 yet? : moving toward a new risk architecture / Erwann Michel-Kerjan --
A two-edged sword : implications of decision psychology for decision analysis / Paul J.H. Schoemaker --
Constructed preference and the quest for rationality / David H. Krantz --
What if you know you will have to explain your choices to others afterwards? : legitimation in decision making / Paul R. Kleindorfer --
Neuroeconomics : measuring cognition and brain activity during economic decision making / Colin F. Camerer --
The useful brain : how neuroeconomics might change our views on rationality and a couple of other things / Olivier Oullier --
Virgin versus experienced risks / Carolyn Kousky, John Pratt, and Richard Zeckhauser --
How do we manage an uncertain future? : ambiguity today is not ambiguity tomorrow / Ayse Öncüler --
Dreadful possibilities, neglected probabilities / Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Zeckhauser --
Why we still fail to learn from disasters / Robert Meyer --
Dumb decisions or as smart as the average politician? : economic and behavioral explanations for insurance demand / Mark V. Pauly --
The hold-up problem : why it is urgent to rethink the economics of disaster insurance protection / W. Kip Viscusi --
The peculiar politics of American disaster policy : how television has changed federal relief / David Moss --
Catastrophe insurance and regulatory reform after the subprime mortgage crisis / Dwight M. Jaffee --
Toward financial stability : lessons from catastrophe reinsurance / Kenneth A. Froot --
Economic theory and the financial crisis : how inefficient incentives can lead to catastrophes / Kenneth J. Arrow --
Environmental politics : are you a conservative? / Geoffrey Heal --
Act now, later, or never? : the challenges of managing long-term risks / Christian Gollier --
Climate change : insuring risk and changes in risk / Neil Doherty --
International social protection in the face of climate change : developing insurance for the poor / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer --
Are we making a difference? / Baruch Fischhoff --
Thinking clearly : the importance of training policy makers in decision sciences / Ralph L. Keeney --
Decision making : a view on tomorrow / Howard Raiffa --
Influential social science, risks, and disasters : a view from the National Science Foundation / Robert O'Connor and Dennis E. Wenger --
Reflections and guiding principles for dealing with societal risks / Howard Kunreuther.
Responsibility: Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Paul Slovic, editors.

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Addresses the economic implications of catastrophe - how we must reconcile our instincts with a world full of natural disasters, global climate upheaval, financial storms and terrorist threats.  Read more...

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