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Neuroeconomics

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Material Information

Title: Neuroeconomics An Investigation into the Biological Foundations of Decision Making
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mohr, Sascha J.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Neuroeconomics
Decision Making
Cheater Detection
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Economists' fundamental aspiration is to model human behavior in a realistic fashion to be able to make educated predictions regarding how individuals will behave in a specific scenario and how policy -- be it in a company or economy-wide -- can potentially either augment or prevent particular behaviors. In recent years, however, a number of criticisms with regard to the traditional economic approach to modeling and predicting behavior have been expressed. Striving to bridge the gap between modeled and observed behavior, a group of economists has recently started to employ several of the most powerful techniques from economics and neuroscience to explore a radically different model of people's decisionmaking behavior, thereby giving rise to the latest addition to the field of economics -- neuroeconomics. Using this approach as a stepping-stone, this thesis seeks to obtain insights into two of the most central questions pertaining to the study of economics: (1) How do people (really) make decisions? and (2) Is it possible to predict people's and/or group behavior with any degree of accuracy? To highlight the merit of the field of neuroeconornics with regard to answering these questions and unify its research agenda, an original neuroeconomic model of human decision making is constructed and applied to the question of humans' ability to detect cheaters during social interactions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sascha J. Mohr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 M69
System ID: NCFE003417:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003417/00001

Material Information

Title: Neuroeconomics An Investigation into the Biological Foundations of Decision Making
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mohr, Sascha J.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Neuroeconomics
Decision Making
Cheater Detection
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Economists' fundamental aspiration is to model human behavior in a realistic fashion to be able to make educated predictions regarding how individuals will behave in a specific scenario and how policy -- be it in a company or economy-wide -- can potentially either augment or prevent particular behaviors. In recent years, however, a number of criticisms with regard to the traditional economic approach to modeling and predicting behavior have been expressed. Striving to bridge the gap between modeled and observed behavior, a group of economists has recently started to employ several of the most powerful techniques from economics and neuroscience to explore a radically different model of people's decisionmaking behavior, thereby giving rise to the latest addition to the field of economics -- neuroeconomics. Using this approach as a stepping-stone, this thesis seeks to obtain insights into two of the most central questions pertaining to the study of economics: (1) How do people (really) make decisions? and (2) Is it possible to predict people's and/or group behavior with any degree of accuracy? To highlight the merit of the field of neuroeconornics with regard to answering these questions and unify its research agenda, an original neuroeconomic model of human decision making is constructed and applied to the question of humans' ability to detect cheaters during social interactions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sascha J. Mohr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 M69
System ID: NCFE003417:00001

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