Questions to consider::
- To what extent are Behavioural Economics’ critiques of homo economicus – the rational economic agent of classical economic theory – valid or useful?
- Can Behavioural Economics be applied beyond consumer behaviour?
- What was its appeal before the recession?
Timandra Harkness will introduce the discussion
Elizabeth Dickinson, Anthropology of an Idea: “Behavioral Economics”
Craig Lambert, The Marketplace of perceptions
Sharla A. Stewart, Can behavioral economics save us from ourselves?
Robin Neill, The Market System and Behavioural Economics
Robin Neill, Misbehavior in Behavioral Economics and the Unhappy Thing about Happiness Economics
Tim Harford, Why We Do What We Do