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1. Behavioral Hypotheses

The human being is to economic organization rather like the atom to physics. Unless we know or at least assume certain facts about this complex sort of atom, it would be impossible for us to begin to understand the organizations he sets up. We need to build a model of the human being in order to predict his reactions and design appropriate organizational structures. Particular attention is given to rationality, self-interest, cognitive difficulties and biological considerations.

Cases

  1. 1.c.1. Conductores tozudos (ES). Ref. 0008
  2. 1.c.2. Moscas seniles (ES). Ref. 0009

Exercises

  1. 1.e.1. The hikers & the tiger . Ref. 0004
  2. 1.e.2. Diamonds without interests. Ref. 0010
  3. 1.e.3. Resumen evangélico (ES). Ref. 0011
  4. 1.e.4. Tocando tierra (ES). Ref. 0012
  5. 1.e.5. Suboptimización humana (ES). Ref. 0015
  6. 1.e.6. Escaleras mecánicas (ES). Ref. 0016
  7. 1.e.7. Compradores irracionales (ES). Ref. 0017
  8. 1.e.8. Product placement (ES). Ref. 0018
  9. 1.e.9. La eficacia del látigo (ES). Ref. 0019
  10. 1.e.10. Caras o cruces (ES). Ref. 0020
  11. 1.e.11. Desgracias acompañadas (ES). Ref. 0021
  12. 1.e.12. El marketing del número 13 (ES). Ref. 0022
  13. 1.e.13. Devaluation in Argentina. Ref. 0023
  14. 1.e.14. A trickle of news. Ref. 0024
  15. 1.e.15. Juegos educativos (ES). Ref. 0025
  16. 1.e.16. ¿Todos locos? (ES). Ref. 0026
  17. 1.e.17. ¿Es eficiente casarse por amor? (ES). Ref. 0027
  18. 1.e.18. El egoísmo de la propiedad privada (ES). Ref. 0028
  19. 1.e.19. Altruismo y suboptimidad (ES). Ref. 0029
  20. 1.e.20. Valor y dinero (ES). Ref. 0030
  21. 1.e.21. La distancia al poder (ES). Ref. 0031
  22. 1.e.22. Aire fresco (ES). Ref. 0032
  23. 1.e.23. The income elasticity of marriage fidelity . Ref. 0033
  24. 1.e.24. Cesáreas yanquis (ES). Ref. 0034
  25. 1.e.25. Adivinanza suicida (ES). Ref. 0035
  26. 1.e.26. Do you really need a nap?. Ref. 0036
  27. 1.e.27. Favelas con TV (ES). Ref. 0037
  28. 1.e.28. Mr. Maslow descubre el Mediterráneo (ES). Ref. 0038
  29. 1.e.29. Tradicionalistas weberianos (ES). Ref. 0039
  30. 1.e.30. Ideales comunistas (ES). Ref. 0040
  31. 1.e.31. Camioneros sin dietas (ES). Ref. 0041
  32. 1.e.32. Socialismo intelectual (ES). Ref. 0042
  33. 1.e.33. La INInklatura (ES). Ref. 0043
  34. 1.e.34. Magnicidios irrelevantes (ES). Ref. 0044
  35. 1.e.35. Cultura dominante (ES). Ref. 0045
  36. 1.e.36. Ecoístas (ES). Ref. 0046
  37. 1.e.37. Gen-ética (ES). Ref. 0047
  38. 1.e.38. La eficiencia del autoengaño (ES). Ref. 0048
  39. 1.e.39. Lack of duty of filial love in the Ten Commandments. Ref. 0049
  40. 1.e.40. Practicing Cosmides-Watson . Ref. 0050
  41. 1.e.41. Variedad cultural (ES). Ref. 0051
  42. 1.e.42. Repaso de Psicología Evolutiva (ES). Ref. 0052
  43. 1.e.43. Descontrol emocional (ES). Ref. 0053
  44. 1.e.44. Calidad en servicios (ES). Ref. 0054
  45. 1.e.45. Reciprocidad en bienes públicos (ES). Ref. 0055
  46. 1.e.46. Tipo humanos y variedad de respuestas contractuales (ES). Ref. 0056
  47. 1.e.47. Sanciones por retraso en una guardería (ES). Ref. 0057
  48. 1.e.48. Apelaciones frente a self-enforcement (ES). Ref. 0058
  49. 1.e.49. Crowding out en el estudio (ES). Ref. 0059
  50. 1.e.50. The variety of human beings. Ref. 0060
  51. 1.e.51. Short essay. Ref. 0061
  52. 1.e.52. Self-Control Devices . Ref. 0064
  53. 1.e.53. Games and education. Ref. 0065
  54. 1.e.54. Advertising and teleshopping regulation. Ref. 0089
  55. 1.e.55. Minimizing Self-Control Costs. Ref. 0090
  56. 1.e.56. The value of patience. Ref. 0091
  57. 1.e.57. Precious drops. Ref. 0092
  58. 1.e.58. AEA. Ref. 0093
  59. 1.e.59. The Matrix. Ref. 0094
  60. 1.e.60. La fábrica de Volvo en Kalmar (ES). Ref. 0095
  61. 1.e.61. Volvo’s Kalmar revisited. Ref. 0096
  62. 1.e.62. Withholding taxes. Ref. 0097
  63. 1.e.63. Tips and information. Ref. 0098
  64. 1.e.64. Buying at the cash-desks. Ref. 0099
  65. 1.e.65. Gossip. Ref. 0100
  66. 1.e.66. Is it possible to be too smart? . Ref. 0101
  67. 1.e.67. Black bottles . Ref. 0102
  68. 1.e.68. Missiles. Ref. 0103
  69. 1.e.69. Optimal irrationality . Ref. 0104
  70. 1.e.70. Optimal Ignorance. Ref. 0105
  71. 1.e.71. Face to face versus its alternatives . Ref. 0106
  72. 1.e.72. Laughter. Ref. 0107
  73. 1.e.73. The faculty of arts. Ref. 0108
  74. 1.e.74. Bayesian thinking. Ref. 0109
  75. 1.e.75. Biological conditioning of xenophobia. Ref. 0111
  76. 1.e.76. A devilish tumor. Ref. 0112
  77. 1.e.77. Understanding evolution. Ref. 0113
  78. 1.e.78. Is a camel a horse poorly designed?. Ref. 0114
  79. 1.e.79. Baby’s resemblance to parents. Ref. 0115
  80. 1.e.80. Hikers and Tigers revisited . Ref. 0116
  81. 1.e.81. Selfish economists. Ref. 0117
  82. 1.e.82. The prenuptial agreement between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Ref. 0118
  83. 1.e.83. Falcons and pigeons. Ref. 0119
  84. 1.e.84. Religion in the new China. Ref. 0120
  85. 1.e.85. Goliat quiere descuentos (ES). Ref. 0179
  86. 1.e.86. Una novia para dos hermanos (ES). Ref. 0366
  87. 1.e.87. El precio del éxito masculino (ES). Ref. 0367
  88. 1.e.88. El género del absentismo (ES). Ref. 0368
  89. 1.e.89. Abortions. Ref. 0369
  90. 1.e.90. Your honor. Ref. 0370
  91. 1.e.91. Wage Differentials. Ref. 0371
  92. 1.e.92. Sweet tooth. Ref. 0372
  93. 1.e.93. Quality control in services. Ref. 0373
  94. 1.e.94. The Meat Eaters—An Exploration in Ethics. Ref. 0374
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