Consumer Economic Wellbeing

  • Jing Jian Xiao

Part of the International Series on Consumer Science book series (ISCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic Concepts of Consumer Economic Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 3-21
    3. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 23-44
  3. Consumer Economic Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 63-80
    3. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 81-94
    4. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 95-107
    5. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 109-125
  4. Components of Consumer Economic Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 129-149
    3. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 151-180
    4. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 181-198
    5. Jing Jian Xiao
      Pages 199-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-219

About this book


This timely text overviews theories, concepts, and contexts relating to the emerging field of behavioral economics. Research theories and data gathered across psychology, sociology, marketing, finance, and other relevant disciplines are synthesized to identify and elaborate on the defining aspects of consumer economic wellbeing. Against a background of consumer rights and responsibilities, the book discusses consumer phenomena of earning, spending, saving, and borrowing and their contributions to improving (and in some cases to worsening) economic wellness. In addition, the author presents effective ways consumers can be encouraged to navigate key economic environments such as the media, advertising, and the internet, and to change negative financial behaviors.

Among the featured topics:

  • Historical perspective on consumer economic wellbeing.
  • Consumer financial capability and economic wellbeing.
  • The role of government in promoting consumer economic wellbeing.
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Theories of online shopping and e-banking.
  • Desirable and undesirable consumption behavior.

Consumer Economic Wellbeing clarifies issues and provides insights for researchers in the fields of consumer psychology and economics, psychologists and mental health professionals, and policy analysts. It is also useful as a text for college courses in related subjects.


Consumer Debt Consumer Protection Laws Consumer behavior Consumer borrowing Consumer economics Consumer saving Consumer science Consumer spending Consumer well-being Financial crisis Government Regulation and Consumer Protection Mass Media and Consumers Public Policy Social Responsibility

Authors and affiliations

  • Jing Jian Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2820-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2821-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5660
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5679
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