Behavioral Economics: Explaining our Financial, Health and Environment-Related Decisions

A selection of expert reviews to cover the field of behavioral economics COMPLIMENTARY online access now through January 31, 2017

Behavioral economics has become an important subfield of economics. It applies psychological insights into human behavior to explain economic decision making. As Annual Review of Political Science author Rick K. Wilson wrote, "[T]o understand social behavior we need to account for social beings."

From how our decisions are influenced by the social context, to health and environment in developing countries, consumer finance and policy design, the insights gained from greater understanding of behavioral economics are spread widely across many fields.

Here below is a collection of highly cited articles published by Annual Reviews [in open access until Jan. 31] that provides expert perspectives on behavioral economics in major fields.






About the Publisher: Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher with a mission to synthesize and integrate knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. They currently publish 50 highly-cited journals in the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, including Economics.