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Frey, Bruno S.

Works: 684 works in 1,798 publications in 6 languages and 18,045 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Transcriber, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: BF575.H27, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Bruno S Frey
Happiness : a revolution in economics by Bruno S Frey( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 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
Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being by Bruno S Frey( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 725 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
Democratic economic policy : a theoretical introduction by Bruno S Frey( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary field by Bruno S Frey( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 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
Arts & economics : analysis & cultural policy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 513 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
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 499 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
Economics as a science of human behaviour : towards a new social science paradigm by Bruno S Frey( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 434 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 part of those sciences which deal with actual problems of society by providing insights, improving our understanding and suggesting solutions. I am aware that the way problems are addressed here has little in common with economics as it is generally understood today; most economists make strong efforts to imitate the exact sciences. Economics tends to become a branch of applied mathematics; the majority of all publications in professional journals and books are full of axioms, lemmas and proofs, and they are much concerned with purely formal deductions. Often, when the results are translated into verbal language, or when they are applied empirically, disappointingly little of interest remains. The book wants to show that another type of economics exists which is surprisingly little known. This type of economics has its own particular point of view. It centres on a concept of man, or a model of human behaviour, which differs from those normally used in other social sciences such as sociology, political science, law, or psychology. I do not, how ever, claim that economics is the only legitimate social science. On the vii viii PREFACE contrary, economics can provide useful insights only in collaboration with the other social sciences-an aspect which has been disregarded by mathematically oriented economics
The Political process and economic change by Kristen Renwick Monroe( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is the political process affected by economic change? How is the making of economic policy influenced by political considerations? Progress in econometrics and a new recognition of the enhanced role of government in the functioning of market systems now make it possible to address these basic questions. In this book ten international scholars examine complex interactions between the economy and the polity from a scientific rather than an ideologic point of view. In do doing, they present an overview of the exciting work now being done, the main ideas and controversies now prevalent, and the new approaches to the study of political economy now being pursued
Muses and markets : explorations in the economics of the arts by Werner W Pommerehne( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 406 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)
Dealing with terrorism : stick or carrot? by Bruno S Frey( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 367 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
Umweltökonomie by Bruno S Frey( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring economics : human motivation in political economy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 300 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
The new democratic federalism for Europe : functional, overlapping, and competing jurisdictions by Bruno S Frey( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful management by motivation : balancing intrinsic and extrinsic incentives by Bruno S Frey( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 268 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
Demokratische Wirtschaftspolitik : Theorie und Anwendung by Bruno S Frey( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing Motivation : wie Sie die neue Motivationsforschung für Ihr Unternehmen nutzen können by Margit Osterloh( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political business cycles by Bruno S Frey( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ökonomie ist Sozialwissenschaft : die Anwendung der Ökonomie auf neue Gebiete by Bruno S Frey( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisi: TEORIA ECONOMICA. Microeconomia. SOCIOLOGIA I. In generale. Antropologia culturale. SCIENZE SOCIALI. In generale
Markt und Motivation : wie ökonomische Anreize die (Arbeits- )Moral verdrängen by Bruno S Frey( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Happiness : a revolution in economics
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Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-beingEconomics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary fieldArts & economics : analysis & cultural policyNot just for the money : an economic theory of personal motivationEconomics as a science of human behaviour : towards a new social science paradigmThe Political process and economic changeDealing with terrorism : stick or carrot?Inspiring economics : human motivation in political economy