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Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should Read

Here is a list of the best Behavioral Economics books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (2010)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadWhy do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we’re making smart, rational choices. But are we?
Author(s): Dan Ariely

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2013)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadMajor New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman’s work with Am…
Author(s): Daniel Kahneman

Behavioral Economics (The Basics) (2018)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadBehavioral economics is everywhere – whether used by governments to shape our judgement and decision making, advertisers and marketers to sell products, or even politicians to sell policies, its insights are important and far-reaching.
Author(s): Philip Corr, Anke Plagnol

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2009)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadEconomist and the Financial TimesEvery day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H.
Author(s): Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (2017)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadWhat should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades.
Author(s): Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths

An Introduction to Behavioral Economics (2017)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadThe third edition of this successful textbook is a comprehensive, rigorous survey of the major topics in the field of behavioral economics. Building on the strengths of the second edition, it offers an up-to-date and critical examination of the latest literature, research, developments and debates in the field.
Author(s): Nick Wilkinson, Matthias Klaes

Behavioral Economics (Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance) (2014)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadOver the last few decades behavioral economics has revolutionized the discipline. It has done so by putting the human back into economics, by recognizing that people sometimes make mistakes, care about others, and are generally not as cold and calculating as economists have traditionally assumed. The results have been exciting and fascinating, and have fundamentally changed the way we look at economic behaviour.
Author(s): Edward Cartwright

Behavioral Law and Economics (2018)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadIn the past few decades, economic analysis of law has been challenged by a growing body of experimental and empirical studies that attest to prevalent and systematic deviations from the assumptions of economic rationality.
Author(s): Eyal Zamir, Doron Teichman

Irrationality in Health Care: What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why (Stanford Economics and Finance) (2014)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadThe health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results—and we don’t know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as “Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?” Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative to the standard tools of health economics, author Douglas E.
Author(s): Douglas E. Hough

Behavioral Economics (Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance) (2018)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadOver the last few decades behavioral economics has revolutionized the discipline. It has done so by putting the human back into economics, by recognizing that people sometimes make mistakes, care about others and are generally not as cold and calculating as economists have traditionally assumed.
Author(s): Edward Cartwright

A Course in Behavioral Economics (2016)

 Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should ReadA concise and reader-friendly textbook on one of the hottest developments in social and behavioral science today. Covering all core areas of the subject, Erik Angner clearly lays out the theory and explains the intuitions behind it. It is full of examples, exercises, and problems drawn from fields such as economics, management, marketing, political science, and public policy.
Author(s): Erik Angner

Best Behavioral Economics Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some behavioral economics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Behavioral Predictive Modeling in Economics

Author(s): Songsak Sriboonchitta, Vladik Kreinovich, Woraphon Yamaka
ID: 2889421, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Toward Behavioral Transaction Cost Economics: Theoretical Extensions and an Application to the Study of MNC Subsidiary Ownership

Author(s): George Z. Peng
ID: 2890048, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Author(s): Stephen Wendel
ID: 2533154, Publisher: OREILLY MEDIA, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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