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Policy and Choice Public Finance Through the Lens of Behavioral Economics

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ISBN-10: 0815722583

ISBN-13: 9780815722588

Edition: 2011

Authors: William Congdon, Jeffrey Kling, Sendhil Mullainathan

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Traditional public finance provides a powerful framework for policy analysis, but it relies on a model of human behavior that the new science of behavioral economics increasingly calls into question. In Policy and Choiceeconomists William Congdon, Jeffrey Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan argue that public finance not only can incorporate many lessons of behavioral economics but also can serve as a solid foundation from which to apply insights from psychology to questions of economic policy.The authors revisit the core questions of public finance, armed with a richer perspectiveon human behavior. They do not merely apply findings from psychology to specific economic problems; instead, they…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.25" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

William J. Congdonis a research director in the Economic Studies program at theBrookings Institution. Jeffrey R. Klingis the associate director for economic analysis atthe Congressional Budget Office. Sendhil Mullainathanis a professor of economics atHarvard University.