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The Economic Approach to Human Behaviour - Gary S. Becker

The Economic Approach to Human Behaviour

Paperback Published: 1st January 1976
ISBN: 9780226041124
Number Of Pages: 320

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Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and "irrational" behavior.
"Becker's highly regarded work in economics is most notable in the imaginative application of 'the economic approach' to a surprising breadth of human activity. Becker's essays over the years have inevitably inspired a surge of research activity in testimony to the richness of his insights into human activities lying 'outside' the traditionally conceived economic markets. Perhaps no economist in our time has contributed more to expanding the area of interest to economists than Becker, and a number of these thought-provoking essays are collected in this book."--"Choice"
Gary Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1992.

Introduction
The Economic Approach to Human Behavior
Price and Prejudice
Effective Discrimination
Law and Politics
Competition and Democracy
Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach
Time and Household Production
A Theory of the Allocation of Time
The Allocation of Time and Goods over Time
On the New Theory of Consumer Behavior (with Robert T. Michael)
Irrational Behavior
Irrational Behavior and Economic Theory
Marriage, Fertility, and the Family
An Economic Analysis of Fertility
On the interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children (with H. Gregg Lewis)
A Theory of Marriage
Social Interactions
A Theory of Social Interactions
Altruism, Egoism, and Genetic Fitness: Economics and Sociobiology
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226041124
ISBN-10: 0226041123
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1976
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition