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Adam Smith and the Study of Ethics in a Commercial Society  

Stefanie Haeffele and Virgil Henry Storr

Over time, the fields of economics and ethics have become more distinct with economics focusing on the rationality of actors, the incentives they face, and the outcomes of interacting ... More

Advances in Pricing Strategies and Tactics  

Praveen K. Kopalle and Robert Hansen

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
There has been much interest in pricing strategies and tactics both in the research and practice domains. This chapter examines the recent literature on pricing with a focus on blending an ... More

Analyzing Uncertainty in Cost-effectiveness For Decision-making  

Susan Griffin and Karl Claxton

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is intended to help collective purchasers of health care to determine which interventions to prioritize, by ranking them according to the cost of each unit ... More

The Art of Moral Criticism: Rebuke In The Jewish Tradition And Beyond  

Moses L. Pava

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
The essence of this article happens to be the art of moral criticism amidst the Jewish tradition. Moral criticism, or as the Torah puts it rebuke (tokhehah), is a necessary activity for ... More

Assessing the Effects of Military Expenditures on Growth  

Giorgio d'Agostino, J. Paul Dunne, and Luca Pieroni

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
The earlier literature regarding the effects of military expenditures on economic growth had initially shown a positive relationship between the two variables. This article examines this ... More

Bargaining and Negotiations: What Should Experimentalists Explore More Thoroughly?  

Werner Güth

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article argues for the need for improved models of cognitive limitations of bargainers in order to explain and predict outcomes. It became clear early that when designing institutions of ... More

Bargaining Games with Joint Production  

Emin Karagözoğlu

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article outlines the literature on experimental bargaining and distribution games with joint production. The analysis of aggregate behavior strongly rejects game theoretical predictions and ... More

Bayesian Methods in Microeconometrics  

Minglian Li and Justin Tobias

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article is of two-fold interest with the goal of providing an overview of the field and aims at discussing the most recent research in the relevant field. It shows how the ... More

Behavioral Finance and Point Spread Wagering Markets  

Greg Durham

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
The objective of this chapter is to review and extend an emerging body of research that tests theories, models, and general predictions of human behavior—most of which are rooted in ... More

Betting Motivation and Behavior  

Alistair Bruce

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter is concerned with exploring individuals’ motivations for betting and other aspects of their behavior as bettors. These topics have generated a substantial literature over the ... More

Biased Beliefs in Negotiation  

George Wu, Richard P. Larrick, and Raegan Tennant

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article discusses the settings in which beliefs systematically diverge from reality and identify impacts for bargaining behavior. It is organized around two categories of beliefs: those related ... More

Bluffing, Agonism, and the role of Overconfidence in Negotiation  

Samuel A. Swift and Don Moore

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article investigates the impact of overconfidence on bargaining behavior, especially bluffing, and determines the conditions under which overconfident negotiators are advantaged or ... More

Capitalism and Democracy: Allies, Rivals, or Strangers?  

Julian Reiss

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
This chapter examines the interrelationships between democracy on the one hand and capitalism (or what I prefer to call “the liberal economy”) on the other. Liberal thinkers tend to ... More

Child Gender and the Family  

Elaina Rose

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Jul 2018
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Oct 2017
Parents treat sons and daughters differently, but the causes and manifestations of the discrimination depend on context. This chapter reviews the literature on child gender in developing ... More

Civil Rights, Employment, and Race  

Brendan O'Flaherty

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Why are there civil rights laws? What should their scope and coverage be? What are their weaknesses? How can they be improved? In answering these questions, I concentrate on employment and ... More

Commitment Problems and Shifting Poweras a Cause of Conflict  

Robert Powell

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article considers another cause of conflict, one that has received much less attention than informational problem: commitment problems. Such problems essentially derive from the ... More

Communication in Bargaining Experiments  

Gary Charness

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article looks at evidence of the effect of communication in bargaining, even in settings in which economic theory predicts that communication will have no effect. It specifically presents data ... More

Communication Media: Implications for Negotiation Process and Outcome  

Zoe I. Barsness

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article discusses how individuals negotiate differently through different communication channels (face to face, e-mail, videoconference) and determines the influence of those channels on ... More

Communication Media  

Kathleen L. McGinn and Markus Nöth

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article demonstrates how the language used to describe a negotiation can influence the options that are admissible. It also argues that the content of communication frames the bargaining ... More

Comparing Polarization Measures  

Joan Esteban and Debraj Ray

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews and compares different measures of polarization within a unifying framework. A country can be highly unequal in income and wealth, but it might not be highly polarized ... More

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