Emotions in Economy

Authored by: Nina Bandelj , Julie Kim , Zaibu Tufail

Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138821149
eBook ISBN: 9781315743479
Adobe ISBN: 9781317589242


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About twenty years ago, George Loewenstein (1996: 289) concluded that “[with] all its cleverness…decision theory is somewhat crippled emotionally, and thus detached from the emotional and visceral richness of life.” Since then, research on emotions and economy has grown substantially. A search in EconLit database in 2015 produced about 200 articles with the word emotions in their titles, with the bulk of these articles appearing after 2000.

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