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Frey, Bruno S.

Works: 849 works in 1,939 publications in 6 languages and 20,882 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Honoree, Thesis advisor, Other, htt, Author of introduction, Interviewee, dgs
Classifications: BF575.H27, 330.01
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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( )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,352 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 by Bruno S Frey( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,088 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
Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being by Bruno S Frey( )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not surprisingly, the authors confirm that unemployment and inflation nurture unhappiness. Their most striking revelation, however, is that the more developed the democratic institutions and the degree of local autonomy, the more satisfied people are with their lives. While such factors as rising income increase personal happiness only minimally, institutions that facilitate more individual involvement in politics (such as referendums) have a substantial effect. For countries such as the United States, where disillusionment with politics seems to be on the rise, such findings are especially significant. By applying econometrics to a real-world issue of general concern and yielding surprising results, Happiness and Economics promises to spark healthy debate over a wide range of the social sciences."--Pub. desc
The Political process and economic change by Bruno S Frey( )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,518 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
Dealing with terrorism : stick or carrot? by Bruno S Frey( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasising a positive approach to dealing with terrorism, this book provides a critique of deterrence policy, which can be ineffective and even counterproductive, and proposes three alternative and effective anti-terrorist policies
Modern political economy by Bruno S Frey( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International political economics by Bruno S Frey( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 608 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 )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 574 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 )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 530 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, however, claim that economics is the only legitimate social science. On the contrary, economics can provide useful insights only in collaboration with the other social Vll Vlll PREFACE sciences-an aspect which has been disregarded by mathematically oriented economics
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 521 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 356 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
Successful management by motivation : balancing intrinsic and extrinsic incentives by Bruno S Frey( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivated people are crucial to creating 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 motivations alone
Muses and markets : explorations in the economics of the arts by Werner W Pommerehne( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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)
Economic ideas you should forget by Bruno S Frey( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 349 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 259 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
Economics of happiness by Bruno S Frey( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on what makes people happy. The author explains methods for measuring subjective life satisfaction and well-being by discussing economic and sociodemographic factors, as well as the psychological, cultural and political dimensions of personal happiness. Does higher income increase happiness? Are people in rich countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavian countries, happier than those living elsewhere? Does losing one's job make one unhappy? What is the role of genetic endowments inherited from our parents? How important are physical and emotional health to subjective life satisfaction? Do older people tend to be happier, or younger people? Are close social relationships necessary for happiness? Do political conditions, such as respect for human rights, democracy and autonomy, play a part? How can governments contribute to the population's happiness? This book answers these questions on the basis of extensive interdisciplinary research reflecting the current state of knowledge. The book will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about the various dimensions of personal well-being beyond the happiness-prosperity connection, as well as to policymakers looking for guidance on how to improve happiness in societies
Umweltökonomie by Bruno S Frey( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demokratische Wirtschaftspolitik : Theorie und Anwendung by Bruno S Frey( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Happiness : a revolution in economics
Economics and psychology : a promising new cross-disciplinary fieldHappiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-beingThe Political process and economic changeDealing 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
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Bruno Frey economist

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Bruno Frey schweizisk ekonom

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Bruno Frey sveitsisk økonom

Frey, B.

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Бруно Фрей

برونو فراي

프라이, 브루노 S. 1941-

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フライ, B. S

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