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Psicología y economía: los seres humanos reales ¿racionales o no?


  • Ramírez, Hilda


  • Torres, José Miguel



This is an expository paper on Psychology and Economics (also known as Behavioral Economics), a field currently at the forefront of the research agenda in economics. Besides giving an overview and a description of the main challenges of this field, this paper describes three experiments from the field to show how the inclusion of insights from psychology into economics is giving us novel ways to interpret human behavior, thus widening our policy toolkit.

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  • Ramírez, Hilda & Torres, José Miguel, 2009. "Psicología y economía: los seres humanos reales ¿racionales o no?," Finanzas Públicas, Centro de Estudios de las Finanzas Públicas, H. Cámara de Diputados, vol. 1(1), pages 141-161.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpu:articu:200905

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    Psicología; comportamiento humano; comportamiento económico; preferencias hiperbólicas; racionalidad individual;
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    JEL classification:

    • Y2 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Introductions and Prefaces
    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy


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