Introducing the Behavioral Economics Bookstore

It will come as no surprise to regular Research Access readers that we are fans of the field of behavioral economics.  The inclusion of the word “economics” in the term can be a bit misleading. Essentially, for our purposes, we can think of BE as a school of thought that seeks to understand social psychological factors on human behavior – including many thought processes which are irrational and / or counter-intuitive.

It is no overstatement to say that to be an effective researcher in the 21st century you must have a solid grasp of behavioral economics.

There is much more to this field than we could cover here on this humble blog. So we hope to provide a service to you by creating a virtual Behavioral Economics Bookstore on Research Access.

Here, in no particular order, are the first 15 books we have put into the store.

and last, but not least

This is a shared community resource – so by all means, share in the comments section below your suggestions for additional books to include, as well as your thoughts on the books included so far.  We will do our best to keep adding titles as they strike our fancy.

Click this link to visit the Research Access Behavioral Economics Bookstore.

About Dana Stanley

Dana is the Editor-in-Chief of Research Access.


  1. Pmillsoh says:

    I am a PhD student working in the area of behavioral economics so I may have a different perspective.

    I find too many lists of “popular books” on behavioral economics. The shame is that with a little more work on the part of the reader you could enjoy some books that would give a much better understanding of the subject. These are not especially rigorous texts, so they can be understood by most readers:

    Advances in Behavioral Economics, Colin Camerer, George Lowenstein and Mathew Rabin.

    Behavioral Economics and its Applications, Peter Diamond and Hannu Vartiainen

    Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction, Colin Camerer

    Choices, Value and Frames, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

    The Winners Curse: Paradoxes and Anomolies of Economic Life, Richard Thaler (a little lighter)

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