Behavioral Economics : The Great Courses: Business & Economics

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Scott Huettel
  • Series: The Great Courses: Business & Economics
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life:the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions. Most important, using real-life illustrations and case studies, each lecture offers practical tools, so that you can understand the patterns of decision making, the purposes they serve, and how to use your knowledge to make better and more satisfying decisions.
In grasping the underlying factors in decision making, you'll explore key topics such as decisions regarding probability, time-related decisions, managing risk, high-stakes medical decisions, and group decision making. Professor Huettel illustrates each concept with meaningful examples, analogies, and case studies, relating the material directly to the decisions all of us make as a central part of living. This unique course gives you essential knowledge and insights for one of life's most important skills.

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Most Helpful

Stating the Obvious

This course lists a lot of behavioral ideas we know but don't know we know, in excellent examples and words. Stimulating.
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- Deep Reader

Clear and effective

Great course! Clear, well structured, most useful.
The best way to teach is to stimulate the other own thought!
Glad I got this book. Only regret that it wasn't earlier...
Thanks Professor Huettel!
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- Pedro M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses