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Homer-Economicus: The Economics of The Simpsons

Hey look, a book about the economics of The Simpsons!

My chapter is, not surprisingly if you know me, about the principles of behavioral economics that are illustrated in the series. Also…

See the working paper here.

See the Simpsons blog archive here.


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  • 1 Imko // Jul 11, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Great paper, really enjoyed reading it. If you haven’t, you should read “The Simpsons and Philosophy”… it is a great book and might establish a link between behavioral economics and philosophy?

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