Behavioral Economics of Preferences, Choices, and Happiness

  • Shinsuke Ikeda
  • Hideaki Kiyoshi Kato
  • Fumio Ohtake
  • Yoshiro Tsutsui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Attitude Toward Risk and Time

  3. Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Yu Ohmura, Taiki Takahashi, Nozomi Kitamura
      Pages 179-196
    3. Myong-Il Kang, Shinsuke Ikeda
      Pages 197-226
    4. Shoko Yamane, Hiroyasu Yoneda, Taiki Takahashi, Yoshio Kamijo, Yasuhiro Komori, Fumihiko Hiruma et al.
      Pages 227-253
  4. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Shinsuke Ikeda, Myong-Il Kang, Fumio Ohtake
      Pages 277-313
  5. Social Preferences

  6. Happiness and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Yoshiro Tsutsui, Miles Kimball, Fumio Ohtake
      Pages 415-438
    3. Hiroshi Ono, Kristen Schultz Lee
      Pages 463-491
  7. Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Daisuke Nakajima, Erkut Y. Ozbay
      Pages 495-522
    3. Youichiro Higashi, Kazuya Hyogo, Norio Takeoka
      Pages 523-571
    4. Koji Abe
      Pages 573-589
  8. Biological Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Saori C. Tanaka, Kenji Doya, Go Okada, Kazutaka Ueda, Yasumasa Okamoto, Shigeto Yamawaki
      Pages 593-616
    3. Rie Tamiya, Sun Youn Lee, Fumio Ohtake
      Pages 617-635
  9. Investor Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 637-637
    2. Yoshio Iihara, Hideaki Kato, Toshifumi Tokunaga
      Pages 639-666
    3. Konari Uchida
      Pages 667-685
    4. Takehide Hirose, Hideaki Kiyoshi Kato, Marc Bremer
      Pages 687-713
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 715-717

About this book


This book is a collection of important contributions by Japanese researchers and their coauthors to present current advances in behavioral economics and finance, particularly in relation to decision making and human well-being. The topics covered in this volume include decision making under the conditions of inter-temporal choices, risk, and social relations, happiness, and the neuro-scientific/biological basis of behavior. The book includes works of research, both theoretical and empirical, on time discounting, time preferences, risk aversion, altruism, social status, happiness, addiction, limited attention, and health and financial investments. The authors of the chapters add supplementary discussions to survey more recent advances on related topics or to provide detailed information that were abbreviated in the original publications. The addenda will enable readers to deepen their understanding of decision making and human well-being.


Behavioral economics Behavioral finance Happiness Risk Time discounting

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinsuke Ikeda
    • 1
  • Hideaki Kiyoshi Kato
    • 2
  • Fumio Ohtake
    • 3
  • Yoshiro Tsutsui
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. of Soc. and Econ. ResearchOsaka UniversityIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya University Graduate School of EconomicsNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Social and Economic ResearchOsaka UniversityIbarakiJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of EconomicsKonan UniversityKobeJapan

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