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by George Loewenstein

ISBN: 0199257078
ISBN13: 978-0199257072
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 20, 2007)
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For over twenty years he has been working at the intersection of economics and psychology and is one of the few people of whom it can be said that their work is equally respected and well known within both disciplines.

George Loewenstein, one of the founders of the field of behavioural economics and of the new field of neuroeconomics, is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. in economics from Yale University in 1985 and since then has held academic positions at the University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University, and fellowships at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Russell Sage Foundation and The Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin

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One area in which Loewenstein has made a major contribution is in the analysis of how individual preferences are formed: whether they can be predicted and the extent to which they are influenced by emotion rather than reason. This volume presents a selection of his most influential papers with an introduction which provides an historical overview of the concept of preferences, summarizes his papers, and places them in the context of the literature.

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For over twenty years he has been working at the intersection of economics and psychology and is one of the few people of whom it can be said that their work is equally respected and well known within both disciplines. This book brings together a selection of his papers focusing on what he calls "exotic preferences"- the disparate motives that drive human behavior.

Similar books and articles. George Lowenstein - 1994 - In Exotic Preferences: Behavioral Economics and Human Motivation. A Prolegomenon to Nonlinear Empiricism in the Human Behavioral Sciences. Charles Efferson & Peter J. Richerson - 2007 - Biology and Philosophy 22 (1):1-33. Collective Preferences, Obligations, and Rational Choice. Margaret Gilbert - 2001 - Economics and Philosophy 17 (1):109-119. Economics, Behavioral Biology, and Law. Owen D. Jones, Erin A. O'Hara & Jeffrey Evans Stake - unknown. Discussion of Behavioral Economics.

Loewenstein, George, 2008. Exotic Preferences: Behavioral Economics and Human Motivation," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199257089. Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780199257089. as. HTML HTML with abstract plain text plain text with abstract BibTeX RIS (EndNote, RefMan, ProCite) ReDIF JSON. Download full text from publisher.

Exotic Preferences: Behavioral Economics and Human Motivation by George Loewenstein. THE BOOK IN SHORT A fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary way it’s changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society, from early childhood education to corporate practices. If you want to know how you can help create a better world, read this book.

George Loewenstein is one of the pioneers of the rapidly growing field of behavioral economics. For over twenty years he has been working at the intersection of economics and psychology and is one of the few people of whom it can be said that their work is equally respected and well known within both disciplines. This book brings together a selection of his papers focusing on what he calls "exotic preferences"--the disparate motives that drive human behavior. In addition to covering the history and methodology of behavioral economics, they also touch on a wide range of fascinating topics such as the motives that drive extreme athletes, our propensity to want to get unpleasant experiences out of the way so we can focus on the more pleasant, and the psychology of curiosity. There are also papers on social preferences, discussing the importance of perceptions of fairness in interpersonal interactions, intertemporal choice--the tradeoffs between costs and benefits occurring at different points in time--and the impact of emotion on economic decision making. An original introduction outlines Loewenstein's general approach to research, and there are short introductions to each paper outlining briefly when, how and why they came to be written, providing a fascinating and vivid insight into the process of intellectual creativity.
Comments:
Haracetys
classic in this field!

one life
OK, I blame myself for not investigating enough before buying this book, but it's a collection of the author's journal articles bound together into a book. It's true that the author is famous in the field, but I wouldn't put him up in the pantheon of "founders" of this field (like Kahneman, Tversky and Thaler), so I don't think the world was waiting for such a collection. But hey, if you are, by all means.... If you are looking for a well-integrated overview of the field however, look elsewhere.

Rich Vulture
The volume is a bit pricey, considering that these are almost entirely journal articles that any academic can access through the databases on the university's dime.

Aside from that, there's no basis for criticism of the book as a publication, except that it won't be of a lot of interest to a general reader, unless he has a high level of intellectual curiosity and commitment to getting his brain around some complex, if very fascinating concepts.

Contrary to what another reviewer stated, George Lowenstein is well known as one of perhaps the top five Big Dogs of Decision Theory out of the now-trendy behavioral finance school. Lowenstein is probably the world's leading expert on intertemporal choice (+ Daniel Read?) along with some of the other guys at Carnegie Mellon. He has researched some of the most interesting stuff in psychology over a really broad range from the role of affect to biases and as I said, intertemporal choice. With this book, you won't even begin to get your brain around the significance of loss aversion and everything uncovered by this school of thought in the past thirty years -- it's more aimed at people familiar with this stuff who want GL's important contributions bound and stapled in a chunk.

That said, his writing is much more approachable and richer than most academics' and even has a really engaging storytelling element in some ways -- the one on why climbers have to go for Everest "because it's there" is a memorable read. I read this stuff as an adventurous undergrad ten years ago and it has heavily influenced my thinking.

This is a solid collection of some of the important works in the field. I doubt Prof. Lowenstein put this out there expecting it to fly off the shelves of Amazon, but naturally the work has to be respected for what it is -- core works in the most important and exciting corner of the social sciences.

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