Contingent valuation as a research method: Environmental values and human behaviour

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Psychologists have been observing and interpreting economic behaviour for at least fifty years, and the last decade, in particular, has seen an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference resource dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods - including laboratory experiments, field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews - the Handbook covers aspects of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment, and biological perspectives. With contributions from distinguished scholars from a variety of countries and backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics. It will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioural economics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour
Editors Lewis, Alan
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages429 - 453
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

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