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Economics: Behavioral

Organizations, Search Engines, and Reference Tools

Behavioral Economics and its Applications.  Princeton Univesity Press.

Econlit. Most comprehensive database to scholarly journal articles in economics. Also lists books and dissertations, and articles within collective works.

Experimental Social Science Laboratory (XLab)Experimenal Social Science Laboratory at UC Berkeley. See the list of working papers.

Handbook of Behavioral Economics.  Via Ebrary - edited by Morris Altman.

IDEAS. Free database on economics with full-text working papers, books, book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.

Institute of Behavioral FinanceAdvances the study of the impact of psychology on investor decision-making and market fluctuations.

NBER Working Group on Behavioral Economics.  Directed by Robert J. Shiller and Richard Thaler.

PsychInfo. Indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and related fields.

Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics.

Sociological Abstracts.  Indexes journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics.

Survey Research Center, Economic Behavior Program (University of Michigan),

Selected Journals

Key Data Spurces

Behavioral and experimental economics oftem rely on evidence created by experiments, such as those done at the Berkeley Xlab, but they also use field data. The following sources are modestly listed (comments and additions welcome).

General Social Survey (GSS). Contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings.

Health and Retirement Study Longitudinal panel study that surveys a representative sample of more than 26,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years., The HRS explores the changes in labor force participation and the health transitions that individuals undergo toward the end of their work lives and in the years that follow.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  Consortium of institutions working together to acquire and preserve social science data. Maintained at University of Michigan, ICPSR receives, processes, and distributes data on social phenomena in countries worldwide.

Odum Archuve Dataverse. A repository for all Louis Harris public opinion data and Roper Center nonproprietary poll data, arranged by title, principal investigator, and subject.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States that has been collected continuously over time, including data covering employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics.

Roper.  Domestic and international survey data. The Center's Public Opinion Location Library (iPOLL) gives online access to a database including poll questions asked in US from 1936 to present.

World Values Survey. Global research project that explores people’s values and beliefs, their stability or change over time and their impact on social and political development of the societies in different countries of the world.

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