Behavioral & Experimental Economics eJournal
Editor: Victor Ricciardi
Goucher College

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts covering various aspects of behavioral and experimental economics. The objective of this eJournal is to foster insight into the cognitive and affective (emotional) factors that influence the human judgment and decision making process. The discipline of behavioral economics focuses on why individuals make decisions which appear to reflect bounded rationality, quasi rationality, and irrational behavior. This eJournal disseminates research that integrates the methods used in behavioral decision theory with the ones long established in traditional economics.

Behavioral economists, socio-economists, institutional economists, evolutionary economists, and psychologists are encouraged to submit research endeavors that reveal new psychological, sociological, and institutional applications and developments to economic behavior. The eJournal will include experimental tests of standard economic theory as well as conceptual and experimental papers dealing with behavioral decision theories and activities.

Topic areas and specific examples include choice under risk and uncertainty, decisions and games, auctions and markets, bargaining behavior, heuristics and biases, rules of thumb, behavioral public economics, limited attention and memory, cognitive biases, emotion (affect), feelings prospect theory, subjective utility analysis, probability judgment, Ellsberg Paradox and ambiguity aversion, the law of small numbers, framing, loss aversion, sunk cost fallacy, mental accounting, personality traits, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, impulsive behavior, gambling and betting behavior, the winner's curse, gambler's fallacy, endowment effects, incentives, risk perception (perceived risk), preference reversal, representativeness, anchoring, availability, cognitive dissonance, hyperbolic discounting, time inconsistency, status quo biases, behavioral game theory, ultimatum games, self-serving bias, confirmatory bias, numeracy bias, equity premium puzzle, money illusion, house money effect, illusion of knowledge, illusion of truth, hindsight bias, efficiency wage hypothesis, reciprocity, intertemporal choice and consumption, hedonic editing, bounded and near-rationality, spending habits and borrowing rituals, savings, public choice and goods, externalities, voting behavior, issues of self-control and self-interest, altruism, cooperation, ambiguity, perception, motivation, information availability, symmetric perception of information, attention, social and fairness preferences, reciprocity and attribution, learning and adaptation, pseudocertainty effect, and reversion to the mean.

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Behavioral & Experimental Economics eJournal Advisory Board
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Editor: Victor Ricciardi
Goucher College

Morris Altman

Gerrit Antonides

Ofer H. Azar

Colin Camerer

Werner DeBondt

Catherine Eckel

Richard Frank

Uri Gneezy

Claire Hill

Cathleen Johnson

Daniel Kahneman

Bijou Yang Lester

John A. List

George Loewenstein

Robert Oxoby

Joost Pennings

Michael J. Roszkowski

Hugh Schwartz

Andrei Shleifer

Paul Slovic

Glenn Snelbecker

Cass Sunstein

Richard H. Thaler

John Tomer

Paul Zak

Jason Zweig