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Human Nature, the Environment, and Behaviour: Explaining the scope and geographical scale of financial decision-making.

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This paper explores two inter-related themes. One addresses fundamental questions of human nature, arguing that conventional theories of behaviour lack a credible appreciation of the interaction between cognition and context (or what is often termed as the 'environment'). The second considers decision-making under risk and uncertainty, focusing upon customary behaviour and the significance or otherwise of conscious deliberation. My argument is intended to be both critical and constructive, ex...

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Volume:
WPG 09-04
Series:
Working Papers in Employment, Work and Finance
Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:e6982f29-6bb1-424c-9b7c-1e32bde003fc
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14209
Language:
English

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