Risk and reward - is it all in our heads? A short history of neuroeconomics41st Australian Conference of Economists: The Future of Economics: Research, Policy and Relevance
Date of this Version1-1-2012
Document TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis is a mini review on the recent developments in the intriguing field of neuroeconomics that falls within the overlap between a number of contributing disciplines in the social and natural science – economics, psychology, neuroscience and medical imaging being the major ones. We start by providing a brief background of neoclassical approaches to studying decision-making and work our way through the development of the field with increasing inputs from the behavioural sciences till the current point when the extra-economic inputs to the study of economic decision-making are no longer coming only from the cognitive psychologists but also from the computational neuroscientists and neuro-physiologists.
Citation InformationRenato Martins Alas, Kuldeep Kumar, M Nabin and Sukanto Bhattacharya. "Risk and reward - is it all in our heads? A short history of neuroeconomics" 41st Australian Conference of Economists: The Future of Economics: Research, Policy and Relevance (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kuldeep_kumar/40/