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Call for Authors: Perspectives on Behavioral Economics and the Economics of Behavior

By: , Posted on: January 23, 2018

Behavioral economics

Elsevier is launching a new book series, Perspectives on Behavioral Economics and the Economics of Behavior. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Morris Altman, this series serves as a platform for the dissemination and development of frontier research in behavioral economics, emphasizing empirical application, institutional and social context, empirically informed models, and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

This multi-disciplinary series explores the behavior of economic agents in the real world. Its aim is to encourage and disseminate exemplary interdisciplinary research which demonstrates how economic and socio-economic behavior emerges from psychological, institutional, and social antecedents, and goes on to influence the real-world economy.

The series focuses particularly on modern problems and emergent research in behavioral economics. This includes institutional design, governance, nudging, market inefficiencies, heuristics and decision-making, preference formation, framing, causality versus correlation in model building, loss aversion, herding, emotions and decision-making, as well as the importance of trust, altruism, and fairness in decision-making. It takes account of traditional economic models but seeks to advance the field by integrating perspectives from other fields, including experimental economics, economic psychology, neuroscience, and more broadly from the social sciences, particularly sociology, political science and law.

This series also addresses the context of decisions, and in this sense emphasizes the role of institutions, culture, and sociological factors, when investigating the “black box” of the household, the firm, and other decision-making organization as they impact incentives and the economic environment. Moreover, the series also encourages research that enriches our understanding of benchmarks for best practice behavior, building upon insights from behavioral economics. The series also focuses particularly on empirically-based informed research and real-world application, inclusive of the theoretical contributions.

The editor is particularly interested in providing a platform for research which:

  • Focuses on empirically-driven behavioral economics research and real-world applications.
  • Assimilates key findings from psychology, law, neuroscience, sociology, and political science into behavioral economics.
  • Seeks to incorporate institutional and socio-cultural context into our understanding of economic behavior.

For prospective authors interested in publishing their work in this series, please download a New Book Proposal Form and submit, together with copies of your CVs, and a sample chapter of 15-25 pages (if available), to Scott Bentley (

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