My current book project, scheduled for completion in early 2019, brings together ideas from my early books (which you can download further down this page in scanned form) and knowledge that I have acquired in the 32 years since Lifestyle Economics was published. This book will offer a synthesis of ideas from both ‘old’ and ‘new’ approaches to behavioural economics, with a strong evolutionary flavour. Its working title — Beyond Misbehaving: An Evolutionary Approach to Behavioural Economics — alludes to Richard Thaler’s (2015) autobiography, Misbehaving, a book that I like a lot and set my students as required reading, but which goes nowhere near as far as I thinking behavioural economics can go. You can download a draft of the preface, draft contents, and drafts of the first four chapters via as a single pdf file in camera-ready format via the following link: Beyond Misbehaving: An Evolutionary Approach to Behavioural Economics (draft chapters 1-7). Your comments would be most welcome.


Peter E. Earl (1986) Lifestyle Economics: Consumer Behaviour in a Turbulent World, Brighton, Wheatsheaf Books

Peter E. Earl (1983) The Economic Imagination: Towards a Behavioural Theory of Choice, Brighton, Wheatsheat Books

Peter E. Earl (1984) The Corporate Imagination: How Big Companies Make Mistakes, Brighton, Wheatsheaf Books.

Peter E. Earl and Bruce Littleboy (eds) (2008) Regarding the Past: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the History of Thought Society of Australia, Brisbane, School of Economics, University of Queensland, pp. xi + 240

Peter E. Earl (ed.) (1988) Psychological Economics: Development, Tensions, Prospects, Boston, MA, Kluwer Academic Publishing.

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