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Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction


Michelle Baddeley

January 2017

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Behavioural economics blends insights from economics and psychology to explain how people make everyday decisions. Analysing the forces that drive everyone's behaviour it helps us understand what people are motivated by, our impulse purchases, why we struggle to save, and how supermarkets can manipulate what and how much we buy.

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The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis


Sanjit Dhami

November 2016

This is the first definitive introduction to behavioral economics aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Authoritative, cutting edge, yet accessible, it guides the reader through theory and evidence, providing engaging and relevant applications throughout.

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Measurement: A Very Short Introduction


David J. Hand

October 2016

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This Very Short Introduction explores the concept of measurement, its mathematical underpinnings, and its wide range of application from the sciences and social sciences to economics and commerce.

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Taxation: A Very Short Introduction


Stephen Smith

April 2015

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Tax revenues pay for many public services, including roads, health care, and education. However, it has become a contentious political issue of public debate. In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith explains its history and its main principles; arguing that we'd all benefit from an understanding of the role of taxation in society.

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David King

January 2012

A refreshingly straightforward textbook that reinforces understanding of economic theory by placing student experiences at the heart of learning. Easy to follow concepts are presented at an appropriate pace and in a relevant and engaging manner, while still covering all the essential material needed on an introductory economics module.

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Economics: A Very Short Introduction


Partha Dasgupta

February 2007

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Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction


Michael Allingham

August 2002

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