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- DescriptionThe Ecomics of Excess discusses both standard and behavioral ecomics as they apply to addiction, indulgence, and social policy. Chapter One provides a thorough discussion of ecomic models of addiction. The model developed in most detail takes into account both standard and behavioral approaches. The next three chapters examine specific indulgences: smoking, drinking, and overeating. The heart of this book is its comprehensive discussion of what is often referred to as the new paternalism. Many ecomists are w challenging the more traditional belief that, unless they are harming others, people should be left to their own indulgences. As more and more ecomists are arguing for policies that are designed to protect people from themselves, this book offers a serious, yet accessible, discussion of the pros and cons of such interventions. Written in an approachable style, this book will serve researchers who are new to the ecomics of addiction and students in a variety of ecomics and policy courses alike.
- Author BiographyHarold Winter is Professor of Economics at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He is the author of Trade-Offs: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and Social Issues and The Economics of Crime: An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis.
- Author(s)Harold Winter
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication16/08/2011
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight456 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine407 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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