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Economic Aspects of Obesity

Economic Aspects of Obesity

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past three decades, the number of obese adults in the United States has doubled and the number of obese children almost tripled, which may lead to increased medical expenditures, productivity ... More

Economics for Humans

Economics for Humans

Julie A. Nelson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that ... More

The Economics of School Choice

The Economics of School Choice

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared school voucher programs constitutional, the many unanswered questions concerning the potential effects of school choice will become especially pressing. ... More

Law and Happiness

Law and Happiness

Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226676005
eISBN:
9780226676029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676029.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Since the earliest days of philosophy, thinkers have debated the meaning of the term happiness and the nature of the good life. But it is only in recent years that the study of happiness—or ... More

Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book investigates several important issues in the economics of aging, including the accumulation of wealth and the relationship between health and financial prosperity. Examining the changes in ... More

Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The baby boom generation's entry into old age has led to an unprecedented increase in the elderly population. The social and economic effects of this shift are significant, and in this book, a group ... More

Resistance to InnovationIts Sources and Manifestations

Resistance to Innovation: Its Sources and Manifestations

Shaul Oreg and Jacob Goldenberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226632605
eISBN:
9780226237329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237329.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The book addresses the phenomenon of resistance to innovation, and its antecedents and manifestations. Countering the prevalent pro-innovation bias, we focus on those consumers who are last to adopt ... More

Risky Behavior among YouthsAn Economic Analysis

Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Jonathan Gruber (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Every day young people engage in risky behaviors that affect not only their immediate well-being but their long-term health and safety. These chapters apply diverse economic analyses to a wide range ... More

Themes in the Economics of Aging

Themes in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past few years, the economic ramifications of aging have garnered close attention from a group of NBER researchers led by David A. Wise. This volume continues to analyze a nexus of age-related ... More

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