Inspiring Economics: Human Motivation in Political Economy

Inspiring Economics: Human Motivation in Political Economy

By: Bruno S. Frey (author)Hardback

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Economics can be inspiring - often taking a stand against convention, achieving challenging results, discussing unorthodox viewpoints and suggesting new policies. In this text Bruno S. Frey illustrates what he perceives to be the inspirational quality of economics and how this differs from the type of economics studied in many academic institutions. He introduces insights into economics from a psychological perspective, dealing with issues such as transformation of anomalies, identification in democracy and crowding effects, and focuses on intrinsic motivation and how it is undermined.

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Part 1 On economics: inspiring, dismal or boring economics?; from economic imperialism to social science inspiration. Part 2 Integrating psychology: economic incentives transform psychological anomalies; marriage paradoxes; from the price to the Crowding Effect; the Old Lady visits your backyard - a tale of morals and markets; motivation, knowledge transfer and organizational forms. Part 3 Political economy: identification in democratic society; popular referenda and institutional reform; what are the sources of happiness?; FOCJ - competitive governments for Europe; the political economy of stabilization programmes in developing countries; bond values and World War II events.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/08/2001
  • ISBN13: 9781840642056
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781840642056
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 184064205X

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