New Economics Papers
on Neuroeconomics
Issue of 2008‒04‒29
one paper chosen by
Daniela Raeva

  1. Neuroeconomics: A Sober (but Hopeful) Appraisal By B. Douglas Bernheim

  1. By: B. Douglas Bernheim
    Abstract: This paper evaluates the prospects for the emerging field of neuroeconomics to shed light on traditional positive and normative economic questions. It argues that the potential for meaningful contributions, though often misunderstood and frequently overstated, is nevertheless present.
    JEL: D01 D60 D87
    Date: 2008–04

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