Behavioral economics is motivated by a range of empirical facts that are at apparent odds with assumptions of standard economic theory. But while behavioral approaches are becoming common in academia, it is unclear how behavioral models should inform economic policymaking in general, and central banking in particular. This conference, entitled "Implications of Behavioral Economics for Economic Policy," discussed the implications of behavioral economics for macroeconomic policy, with special attention to the regulatory and monetary policy responsibilities of central banks.
Meier, Stephan, Christopher Foote, and Lorenz Goette, eds. Policymaking Insights from Behavioral Economics. Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2009.
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