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Frey, Bruno S.

Works: 759 works in 1,865 publications in 7 languages and 19,497 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Bruno S Frey
Most widely held works by Bruno S Frey
Happiness : a revolution in economics by Bruno S Frey( )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutionary developments in economics are rare. The conservative bias of the field and its enshrined knowledge make it difficult to introduce new ideas not in line with received theory. Happiness research, however, has the potential to change economics substantially. Its findings, which are gradually being taken into account in standard economics, can be considered revolutionary in three respects: the measurement of experienced utility using psychologists' tools for measuring subjective well-being, new insights into how human beings value goods and services and social conditions that include consideration of such non-material values as autonomy and social relations, and policy consequences of these new insights that suggest different ways for government to affect individual well-being. In Happiness, Bruno Frey, emphasizing empirical evidence rather than theoretical conjectures, substantiates these three revolutionary claims for happiness research." "After tracing the major developments of happiness research in economics and demonstrating that we have gained important new insights into how income, unemployment, inflation, and income demonstration affect well-being, Frey examines democracy and federalism, self-employment and volunteer work, marriage, terrorism, and watching television from the new perspective of happiness research. Turning to policy implications, Frey describes how government can provide the conditions under which people can achieve well-being, arguing that effective political institutions and decentralized decision making play crucial roles. Happiness demonstrates the achievements of the economic happiness revolution and points the way to future research."--Jacket
Economics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary field( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading economics scholars consider the influence of psychology on economics, discussing topics including pro-social behaviour, conditional trust, neuroeconomics, procedural utility, and happiness research
The Political process and economic change by Bruno S Frey( )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being by Bruno S Frey( )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Curiously, economists, whose discipline has much to do with human well-being, have shied away from factoring the study of happiness into their work. Happiness, they might say, is an ''unscientific'' concept. This is the first book to establish empirically the link between happiness and economics--and between happiness and democracy. Two respected economists, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer, integrate insights and findings from psychology, where attempts to measure quality of life are well-documented, as well as from sociology and political science. They demonstrate how micro- and macro-economic conditions in the form of income, unemployment, and inflation affect happiness. The research is centered on Switzerland, whose varying degrees of direct democracy from one canton to another, all within a single economy, allow for political effects to be isolated from economic effects
Dealing with terrorism : stick or carrot? by Bruno S Frey( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposed anti-terrorist policy has two important advantages over a coercive policy. The whole interaction between terrorists and the government transforms into a positive sum game and the strategy undermines the cohesiveness of the terrorist organisation. Surveying empirical results on the effects of terrorism on the economy and society, Bruno Frey demonstrates the strength of an economic approach to terrorism, which will be of great interest to social and also political scientists, public policy scholars, international relations experts and researchers, and above all, economists. The alternatives to deterrence illustrated in the book are advantageous for the general public and politicians, and the actuality that a positive policy is better than a coercive policy will be of great appeal to educators
Modern political economy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic economic policy : a theoretical introduction by Bruno S Frey( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International political economics by Bruno S Frey( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuo zhe yi da liang de jing yan lun ju he shi li, dui guo ji zheng zhi jing ji ling yu zhong yi xie zhong yao wen ti zuo le fen xi, chan shu le zai guo ji guan xi he guo ji mao yi zhong jing ji yu zheng zhi liang zhong yin su xiang hu zuo yong de cuo zong fu za guan xi
Arts & economics : analysis & cultural policy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the economic points of view for an analysis of phenomena related to artistic activities, Arts & Economics not only challenges widely held popular views, but also offers an alternative perspective to sociological or art historic approaches." "The wide range of subjects presented are of current interest and above all, relevant for cultural policy. The issues discussed include: institutions from festivals to "superstar" museums, different means of supporting the arts, including the question whether artistic creativity is undermined by public intervention, an investigation into art as an investment, the various approaches applied when valuing our cultural properties, or why, in a comparative perspective, direct voter participation in cultural policy is not antagonistic to artistic values."--Jacket
Economics as a science of human behaviour : towards a new social science paradigm by Bruno S Frey( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book champions the view that economics is a social science and that, moreover, it may serve as a new paradigm for the social sciences. Economics is taken to be a part of those sciences which deal with actual problems of society by providing insights, improving our understanding and suggesting solutions. The economic approach is applied to six different areas which are outside the scope of topics dealt with in conventional economics: natural environment politics art family conflict history The limits of this approach and possible further developments are discussed. In particular, ethical and psychological aspects are illuminated. Economics as a Science of Human Behaviour is suitable for both beginners and advanced students of economics who are looking for an introduction into behaviour-oriented economics. It has been written for sociologists, political scientists, lawyers and psychologists, but it will also serve the general reader who wants to know what insights modern applied economics may bring
Not just for the money : an economic theory of personal motivation by Bruno S Frey( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Not Just For the Money Professor Frey challenges traditional economic theory and argues that people do not act in expectation of monetary gain alone, nor do they work solely because they are paid. Furthermore the author claims that higher monetary compensation as well as regulations crowd-out motivation in important circumstances. Offering higher pay may make people less committed to their work and may reduce their performance. They thus behave in exactly the opposite way the fundamental price-effect of economics predicts. The first part of the book considers the Crowding-Out Effect and the Motivational Spill-Over Effect. The second part explores a large number of applications to constitutional questions, various policy issues and the organization of firms. The final part discusses the substantial consequences for policy making and economic theory
Inspiring economics : human motivation in political economy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics can be inspiring - often taking a stand against convention, achieving challenging results, discussing unorthodox viewpoints and suggesting new policies. This work illustrates the inspirational quality of economics and shows how this differs from the type of economics studied in many academic institutions. The author introduces insights into economics from a psychological perspective, dealing with issues such as transformation of anomalies, identification in democracy and crowding effects, and focuses on intrinsic motivation and how it is undermined
Muses and markets : explorations in the economics of the arts by Werner W Pommerehne( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors look at how the demands made by individuals such as artists, performing arts managers and museum directors influence political decisions on the arts, and how politicians and public officials respond to such demands. They also examine issues such as the incomes of artists, and the determination of fine art prices. Recensie in: Boekmancahier.2(1990)5(.266-268)
Successful management by motivation : balancing intrinsic and extrinsic incentives by Bruno S Frey( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivated people are crucial to create a sustainable competitive advantage for your company. Successful Management by Motivation shows that in a knowledge-based society, this goal cannot be achieved by extrinsic motivation alone. Pay for performance often even hurts because it crowds out intrinsic motivation like work morale. To succeed, companies have to find ways of fostering and sustaining intrinsic motivation. With the help of in-depth case studies, representative surveys, and analyses based on a large number of firms and employees, this joint work of business researchers and economists identifies the various aspects of motivation in companies and shows how the right combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can be achieved
Umweltökonomie by Bruno S Frey( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic ideas you should forget by Bruno S Frey( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reporting on cutting-edge advances in economics, this book presents a selection of commentaries that reveal the weaknesses of several core economics concepts. Economics is a vigorous and progressive science, which does not lose its force when particular parts of its theory are empirically invalidated; instead, they contribute to the accumulation of knowledge."-- From back cover
The new democratic federalism for Europe : functional, overlapping, and competing jurisdictions by Bruno S Frey( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honours versus money : the economics of awards by Bruno S Frey( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honours fulfil one of the most fundamental desires of human beings, namely, to be recognised and held in esteem by others. There are thousands of awards in all areas of society: the state, arts and media, sports, religion, the voluntary sector, academia, and business. Awards are well visible, can raise the recipients' intrinsic motivation and creativity, and establish a bond of loyalty to the giver. They have distinct advantages over money and other rewards. 0Presenting empirical evidence using modern statistical techniques 'Honours versus Money' argues that awards can significantly raise performance in different contexts even if they are purely symbolic, recommending how this can be used in practice. It makes the case for reorienting our focus- away from the monetary or material dimensions of work and private life, and towards the symbolic dimensions to celebrate and shine a light on merit and achievement. 0'Honours versus Money' discusses award bestowals in their different forms and facets, including as signals and as components of organisations' human resource strategies. It opens our perspective for motivational strategies beyond money, while also outlining their potential pitfalls
Demokratische Wirtschaftspolitik : Theorie und Anwendung by Bruno S Frey( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bonheur : l'approche économique by Bruno S Frey( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in German and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En période de crise, il peut paraître paradoxal, pour des économistes, de choisir le bonheur comme champ d'investigation. Mais nombre d'études sérieuses tentent ce retournement dans l'approche des difficultés actuelles. Les auteurs cernent ici ce qui peut donner à une personne, à divers degrés, le sentiment d'être satisfait de la vie
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Happiness : a revolution in economics
Economics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary fieldThe Political process and economic changeHappiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-beingDealing with terrorism : stick or carrot?Arts & economics : analysis & cultural policyEconomics as a science of human behaviour : towards a new social science paradigmNot just for the money : an economic theory of personal motivationInspiring economics : human motivation in political economy
Alternative Names
Bruno Frey economist

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Бруно Фрей

برونو فراي

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フライ, B. S