The behavioral turn in development economics: A tentative account through the lens of economic methodology
This paper aims to provide an interpretation of why behavioral economics has come into the complex field of development economics that draws on insights from methodology of economics. We engage in an extensive survey of the literature that focuses on the actual practice of “behavioral development economics and behavioral economics view of poverty” that emerged in the early years of the 21st century in order to identify and discuss some directions and implications that this movement might carry for economics science and art of Economics.
JEL Classification: B40; B41; D11; D91.
Keywords: Behavioral economics development field experimentx methodology policy