IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Daniel Kahneman a psychologické základy ekonomie
[Daniel Kahneman and psychological principles of economics]


  • Michal Skořepa


One of the two laureates of the Nobel Prize for economics in 2002 is Daniel Kahneman. After taking a brief look at Kahneman's life, the present article surveys his contributions to our understanding of three aspects of human decision making: judgment, comparison of alternatives and types of utility. In all three areas, interesting economic applications of Kahneman"s results are possible. Some of these applications are sketched.

Suggested Citation

  • Michal Skořepa, 2004. "Daniel Kahneman a psychologické základy ekonomie
    [Daniel Kahneman and psychological principles of economics]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2004(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2004:y:2004:i:2:id:460

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: free of charge

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item


    utility; heuristics; judgment; prospect theory; reference point; decision making;

    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2004:y:2004:i:2:id:460. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Frantisek Sokolovsky). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.