The Microeconomics of Wellbeing and Sustainability: Recasting the Economic Process explores the civil economy tradition in economic thought. Gaining increasing consensus worldwide, this alternative—not heterodox—view of the economic process and agents explains how modern economics is placing increasing emphasis on the determinants of subjective wellbeing and environmental sustainability. With support from behavioral economics, this book makes a foundational contribution that will help users better understand and prepare for future economic challenges.
- Marries criticism of the neo-classical model with empirical work on the possibilities of alternative frameworks for action
- Links new ideas (homo reciprocans, happiness, relational goods) to established microeconomic concepts (the market, perfect and imperfect competition, utility maximization)
- Devotes specific attention to relevant elements in economic history, explaining how we evolved to the current paradigm and to its challenge
Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students studying microeconomics and sustainable economics. Professionals who need information about sustainable economics and more generally about current and future economic conditions
1. Economics: What Does It Study, with Which Method, How It Evolved
2. The Market
3. The Theory of Consumption
4. Theory of Production Decisions
5. The Perfectly Competitive Market
6. Non-Competitive Markets and Game Theory Elements
7. New Theories of the Enterprise
8. The Well-Being Economics According to Utilitarianism
9. The Theory of Homo reciprocans
10. Not Only for Profit: Civil Enterprises and Ideal Motive Organizations
11. The Social Responsibility of the Company
12. Happiness, Relational Goods, Civil Progress
13. Growth and Environment in the Era of Globalisation
Epilogue: From Homo oeconomicus to Civil Animal
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- 1st October 2019
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Leonardo Becchetti is professor of Economics and Director of the Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He is among the first 100 authors in the RePEc world ranking for number of journal pages published and “betweenness”, an indicator that measures the degree of proximity among registered authors in the world network. His main research topics are behavioural economics, social capital and social norms, economics of happiness, corporate social responsibility growth and economic wellbeing.
Universita degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata," Italy
Luigino Bruni is Professor of Economics at University LUMSA in Rome and Professor of Civil Economy at the University Institute Sophia (Loppiano). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of Economics and a member of the editorial board of the Review of Social Economy and the International Journal of Happiness and Development. His research concentrates on topics related to ethics and philosophy in economics and more generally rational choice, trust, social capital, and evolutionary game theory.
University LUMSA, Rome, Italy
Stefano Zamagni is Vice Director for Italian Affairs for the School of Advanced International Studies Europe and a Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics. He is also Professor of Economics and former dean of the economics faculty at the University of Bologna. Among his other appointments are Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City; Presidente Onorario, Fondazione Italia per il Dono (Milano); member of the board of LUMSA Università, Rome; and member of the scientific board of the doctoral program in economics at the Catholic University of Argentina.
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy