behavioural economics

Slovak translation: behaviorálna ekonómia

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English term or phrase:Behavioural economics
Slovak translation:behaviorálna ekonómia

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00:55 Feb 7, 2011
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Bus/Financial - Economics
Additional field(s): Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: behavioural economics
Definition from The Economist:
A branch of ECONOMICS that concentrates on explaining the economic decisions people make in practice, especially when these conflict with what conventional economic theory predicts they will do. Behaviourists try to augment or replace traditional ideas of economic rationality (homo economicus) with decision-making models borrowed from psychology. According to psychologists, people are disproportionately influenced by a fear of feeling regret and will often forgo benefits even to avoid only a small risk of feeling they have failed. They are also prone to cognitive dissonance, often holding on to a belief plainly at odds with new evidence, usually because the belief has been held and cherished for a long time. Then there is anchoring: people are often overly influenced by outside suggestion. People apparently also suffer from status quo bias: they are willing to take bigger gambles to maintain the status quo than they would be to acquire it in the first place. Traditional UTILITY theory assumes that people make individual decisions in the context of the big picture. But psychologists have found that they generally compartmentalise, often on superficial grounds. They then make choices about things in one particular mental compartment without taking account of the implications for things in other compartments. There is lots of evidence that people are persistently and irrationally overconfident. They are also vulnerable to hindsight bias: once something happens they overestimate the extent to which they could have predicted it. Many of these traits are captured in PROSPECT THEORY, which is at the heart of much of behavioural economics.

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  • Behavioral economics blossomed from the realization that neither point of view was correct. Library Economics Liberty
  • Behavioral economics explains why we procrastinate, buy, borrow, and grab chocolate on Harvard Magazine
  • Economics orthodoxy may look down on behavioral economics, but it's the most important development in economics in a long time. The Christian Science Monitor.
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behaviorálna ekonómia
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Behaviorálna ekonómia je čoraz uznávanejší prístup k vysvetleniu správania ekonomických subjektov na trhu, spájajúci psychológiu a ekonómiu a ktorý nám dáva, ako jeden z mála, odpoveď na základnú otázku: Prečo? (Napríklad prečo sa pri ekonomických rozhodnutiach správa tak, ako sa správa a prečo zlyháva.)
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Definition from Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave:
Behaviorálna ekonómia je čoraz uznávanejší prístup k vysvetleniu správania ekonomických subjektov na trhu, spájajúci psychológiu a ekonómiu a ktorý nám dáva, ako jeden z mála, odpoveď na základnú otázku: Prečo? (Napríklad prečo sa pri ekonomických rozhodnutiach správa tak, ako sa správa a prečo zlyháva.)

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  • Vedecká monografia Baláž, V. (2009): Riziko a neistota. Úvod do behaviorálnej ekonómie a financií, 451 strán, Vydavateľstvo VEDA, SAV. ISBN: 978-80-224-1082-3 Monografia podáva syntézu najnovších poznatkov z behaviorálnej ekonómie, behaviorálnych financií, kognitívnych vied a neuroekonómie. Má ambíciu slúžiť ako komplexný zdroj poznatkov z uvedených vied pre odborníkov a tiež ako učebnica pre študentov a doktorandov ekonómie, financií a psychológie. Osobitná časť monografie je venovaná originálnym výsledkom Slovenského prieskumu investičného správania. Prieskum vychádzal z poznatkov behaviorálnej ekonómie a financií a zameral sa na ciele investovania, znalosť finančných nástrojov a niektoré hlavné psychologické aspekty investičného správania. Tie sú kľúčové pre pochopenie potrieb a možností klienta z hľadiska kvalitného finančného poradenstva. - SAV  
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