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Real-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Real-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics

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Real-World Decision Making: an Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Edited by Morris Altman. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2015. 499 pages. Acid-free $100 (ISBN 978-1-4408-2815-7). Ebook available (978-1-4408-2816-4) call for pricing.

Altman is the Dean and Head of School of the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia. His areas of research include behavioral economics, x-inefficiency theory, institutional change, economics of cooperatives, economic history, methodology, and empirical macroeconomics. He has previously edited the Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics (Routledge, 2006) and authored Behavioral Economics for Dummies (Wiley, 2012) and Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy (Routledge, 2012).

In this encyclopedia Altman states the main point of the encyclopedia is "to provide a comprehensive set of definitions and explanations of key concepts in behavioral economics" (xiii). The title work was conceived to be "easily understandable to scholars from across the disciplinary divide, students at different stages of their education, as well to public policy experts, journalists, politicians, and members of the general public" (xiii).

The encyclopedia starts with a table of contents that lists each entry alphabetically and the page number. After the table of contents comes the preface and introduction, the list of contributors and their affiliations is at the end of the last entry, along with an index. The index provides page numbers and bolds those numbers for the main entry of the term. The introduction is written by Altman and aims to give the lay reader an overview of behavioral economics. …

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