The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

Homo Oeconomicus

The Economic Model of Behaviour and Its Applications in Economics and Other Social Sciences

Authors: Kirchgässner, Gebhard

  • Comprehensive treatise on the economic model of behaviour
  • Highlights applications of the model and its limitations in economics and other social sciences
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The economic model of behaviour is fundamental not only in economic theory, but also in modern approaches of other social sciences, above all in political science and law. This book provides a comprehensive treatise of the general model, its philosophical and methodological foundations and its applications in different fields. In addition to the basic model, extensions to its assumptions are examined to account for complex applications like low-cost situations with moral behaviour. Finally, the book takes a broader perspective by evaluating the impact of the model on economic policy and on the development of the field of social science as a whole, such as the competition between individualistic and collectivist approaches.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Economics as a Positive Science

    Kirchgässner, Gebhard

    Pages 1-10

  • The Economic Model of Behaviour

    Kirchgässner, Gebhard

    Pages 11-58

  • Homo Oeconomicus in Economics

    Kirchgässner, Gebhard

    Pages 59-86

  • Applications of the Economic Model of Behaviour in Other Social Sciences

    Kirchgässner, Gebhard

    Pages 87-138

  • Low-Cost Situations and Moral Behaviour

    Kirchgässner, Gebhard

    Pages 139-184

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72797-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72757-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2494-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homo Oeconomicus
Book Subtitle
The Economic Model of Behaviour and Its Applications in Economics and Other Social Sciences
Authors
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72797-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72797-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72757-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2494-0
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 356
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