Biological Bases of Economic Behaviour

Biological Bases of Economic Behaviour

A Concise Introduction

McFarland, David

Palgrave Macmillan

11/2015

122

Mole

Inglês

9781137568083

15 a 20 dias

The micro-economic behaviour typical of humans is also found in other animals, suggesting that some basic biological features underpin the behaviour of many species, and that there are some problems with traditional micro-economic theory.
Contents List Of Figures Preface Glossary PART I: THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR 1.1 Evolution By Natural Selection 1.1.1 Life History Strategy 1.1.2 Kith And Kin 1.1.3 Reciprocal Altruism 1.1.4 Cultural Evolution 1.1.5 Tool Use And Intelligence 1.2 Human Evolution 1.2.1 Recent Genetic Changes 1.2.2 Human Cultural Evolution 1.2.3 The Neolythic Revolution Points To Remember Further Reading Essential Reading PART II: THE ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR OF THE INDIVIDUAL 2.1 A Biological Approach 2.1.1 The Animal As An Economic Consumer 2,1,2 The Supermarket Analogy 2.1.3 Time And Energy Budgets In Animals 2.2 Animal And Human Economics 2.2.1 Problems With Microeconomics 2.2.2 Specific Hungers Points To Remember Further Reading Essential Reading PART III: BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS 3.1 The Experimental Situation 3.1.1 The Sterile Environment 3.1.2 The Captive Animal 3.2 The Real World 3.2.1 Animals In The Real World 3.2.2 Humans In The Real World 3.2.3 Hoarding And Caching 3.3 The Rationality Muddle 3.3.1 Rational Choice Theory 3.3.2 Biological Rationality Points To Remember Further Reading Essential Reading PART IV: THE BIOLOGICAL BASES OF DECISION MAKING 4.1 Decisions 4.1.1 Recapitulation 4.1.2 The Biological View 4.1.3 Functionional Aspects Of Decision Making 4.1.4 Trade-Off 4.2 'Voluntary' Decisions 4.2.1 Introspection 4.2.2 The Teleological Imperative 4.2.3 Whither Homo Economicus? Points To Remember Further Reading Essential Reading Glossary Endnotes
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