Introduction: overview of behavioral economic perspectives on substance use and addiction (R.E. Vuchinich, N. Heather).
Views from Four Theories of Addiction.
Hyperbolic discounting as a factor in addiction: a critical analysis (G. Ainslie, J. Monterosso). Comments on Ainslie & Monterosso (W.R. Miller). Reply to Miller (G. Ainslie, J. Monterosso). Evolving models of addictive behavior: from neoclassical to behavioral economics (F.J. Chaloupka et al.). Comments on Chaloupka, Emery & Liang (R. MacCoun). Consumption dependent changes in reward value: a framework for understanding addiction (G.M. Heyman). Comments on Heyman (S.H. Mitchell). Economic concepts in the behavioural study of addiction (H. Rachlin). Comments on Rachlin (R.E. Vuchinich).
Other Perspectives on Addiction.
Addiction: definitions and mechanisms (O-J. Skog). Comments on Skog (N. Heather). Reply to Heather (O-J. Skog). Choosing delayed rewards: perspectives from learning theory, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy (R.N. Cardinal et al.). Comments on Cardinal et al. (W.K. Bickel). Reply to Bickel (R.N. Cardinal et al.). Reason and addiction (O. Gjelsvik). Comments on Gjelsvik (G. Ainslie). Reply to Ainslie (O. Gjelsvik). Junk time: pathological behaviour as the interaction of evolutionary and cultural forces (W.K. Bickel, M.W. Johnson). Comments on Bickel and Johnson (K. Humphreys). Reply to Humphreys (W.K. Bickel, M.W. Johnson).
Empirical Studies of Addiction.
Rational addiction and injection of heroin (A.L. Bretteville-Jensen). Comments on Bretteville-Jensen (M.A. Morrisey). Reply to Morrisey (A.L. Bretteville-Jensen). Social interaction and drug use: Rachlin vs. Schelling (H.O. Melberg). Comments on Melberg (H. Rachlin). Reply to Rachlin (H.O. Melberg). Discounting the value of commodities according to different types of cost (S.H. Mitchell). Comments on Mitchell (G.M. Heyman).