On the collaborative potential of psychology and economics

J. Keith Murnighan, Thomas W. Ross*

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This essay introduces the papers of this special issue by framing them within a discussion of the past and present state of relations between social psychologists and economists working on models of human decision making. We review the different approaches scholars have taken in the two fields, as well as some experimental work conducted in each, and argue that we have much to learn from each other. While psychologists and economists have typically attended to different issues in their research, the papers in this collection ably illustrate the potential for collaborations drawing on the strengths of each field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1999


  • Experiments in decision making
  • Judgement bias
  • Psychology and economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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