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Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674025677

Publication Date: 09/30/2007


360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 line illustrations


  • Preface
    • 1. Strategies of Commitment
  • Climate and Society
    • 2. What Makes Greenhouse Sense?
    • 3. The Economic Diplomacy of Geoengineering
    • 4. Intergenerational and International Discounting
  • Commitment as Self-Command
    • 5. Self-Command in Practice, in Policy, and in a Theory of Rational Choice
    • 6. Coping Rationally with Lapses from Rationality
    • 7. Against Backsliding
    • 8. Addictive Drugs: The Cigarette Experience
  • Society and Life
    • 9. Life, Liberty, or the Pursuit of Happiness
    • 10. Should Numbers Determine Whom to Save?
  • Economics and Social Policy
    • 11. What Do Economists Know?
    • 12. Why Does Economics Only Help with Easy Problems?
    • 13. Prices as Regulatory Instruments
  • Weapons and Warfare
    • 14. Meteors, Mischief, and War
    • 15. Research by Accident
    • 16. Vietnam: Reflections and Lessons
  • Social Dynamics
    • 17. Social Mechanisms and Social Dynamics
    • 18. Dynamic Models of Segregation
  • Decisions of the Highest Order
    • 19. The Legacy of Hiroshima
  • Credits
  • Index

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