MICROMOTIVES AND MACROBEHAVIOR

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Micromotives And Macrobehavior

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 9780393069778
Genre : Business & Economics
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Before Freakonomics and The Tipping Point there was this classic by the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics. "Schelling here offers an early analysis of 'tipping' in social situations involving a large number of individuals." —official citation for the 2005 Nobel Prize Micromotives and Macrobehavior was originally published over twenty-five years ago, yet the stories it tells feel just as fresh today. And the subject of these stories—how small and seemingly meaningless decisions and actions by individuals often lead to significant unintended consequences for a large group—is more important than ever. In one famous example, Thomas C. Schelling shows that a slight-but-not-malicious preference to have neighbors of the same race eventually leads to completely segregated populations. The updated edition of this landmark book contains a new preface and the author's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Category: Business & Economics

Micromotives And Macrobehavior

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 9780393329469
Genre : Business & Economics
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Before Freakonomics and The Tipping Point there was this classic by the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics. "Schelling here offers an early analysis of 'tipping' in social situations involving a large number of individuals."—official citation for the 2005 Nobel Prize Micromotives and Macrobehavior was originally published over twenty-five years ago, yet the stories it tells feel just as fresh today. And the subject of these stories—how small and seemingly meaningless decisions and actions by individuals often lead to significant unintended consequences for a large group—is more important than ever. In one famous example, Thomas C. Schelling shows that a slight-but-not-malicious preference to have neighbors of the same race eventually leads to completely segregated populations. The updated edition of this landmark book contains a new preface and the author's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Category: Business & Economics

Micromotives And Macrobehavior

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0393057011
Genre : Choice (Psychology)
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Micromotives and Macrobehavior deals with all involve systems of behavior where a person reacting, responding, and adapting to his surroundings fails to perceive, or doesn't care, how his actions combine with the actions of others to produce unanticipated results.
Category: Choice (Psychology)

Strategies Of Commitment And Other Essays

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0674025679
Genre : Business & Economics
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All of the essays in this new collection by Thomas Schelling convey his unique perspective on individuals and society. Schelling, a 2005 Nobel Prize winner, has been one of the four or five most important social scientists of the past fifty years, and this collection shows why.
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The Strategy Of Conflict

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0674840313
Genre : Political Science
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Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.
Category: Political Science

Choice And Consequence

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0674127714
Genre : Business & Economics
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In "Choice and Consequence," Thomas Schelling ventures where rationality is ambiguous, exploring topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, and discloses ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.
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Rethinking The Three R S In Animal Research

Author : Jan Lauwereyns
ISBN : 9783319893006
Genre : Psychology
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This work challenges the current reliance on "The Three R's" or Replacement, Reduction and Refinement which direct most animal research in the behavioral sciences. The author argues that these principles that were developed in the 1950's to guide the use of animals in research studies are outdated. He suggests that the notions of refinement and reduction are often ill-defined and can be useful only in cases where replacement is impossible.
Category: Psychology

Schelling S Game Theory

Author : Robert V. Dodge
ISBN : 9780199857210
Genre : Business & Economics
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Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling taught a course in game theory and rational choice to advanced students and government officials for 45 years. In this book, Robert Dodge provides in language for a broad audience the concepts that Schelling taught. Armed with Schelling's understanding of game theory methods and his approaches to problems, the general reader can improve daily decision making.
Category: Business & Economics

Collective Action And The Civil Rights Movement

Author : Dennis Chong
ISBN : 9780226228693
Genre : Political Science
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Collective Action and the Civil Rights Movement is a theoretical study of the dynamics of public-spirited collective action as well as a substantial study of the American civil rights movement and the local and national politics that surrounded it. In this major historical application of rational choice theory to a social movement, Dennis Chong reexamines the problem of organizing collective action by focusing on the social, psychological, and moral incentives of political activism that are often neglected by rational choice theorists. Using game theoretic concepts as well as dynamic models, he explores how rational individuals decide to participate in social movements and how these individual decisions translate into collective outcomes. In addition to applying formal modeling to the puzzling and important social phenomenon of collective action, he offers persuasive insights into the political and psychological dynamics that provoke and sustain public activism. This remarkably accessible study demonstrates how the civil rights movement succeeded against difficult odds by mobilizing community resources, resisting powerful opposition, and winning concessions from the government.
Category: Political Science

The Logic Of Life

Author : Tim Harford
ISBN : 9780812977875
Genre : Business & Economics
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The author of The Underground Economist weaves together real-life scenarios, from a Las Vegas casino to a barroom speed date, to analyze the underlying economic logic behind seemingly irrational behavior, explaining how people respond to future costs and benefits and how socially tragic outcomes have their roots in individually rational decisions. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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