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Tag: Behavioral economics
By Ken Fireman | Published: May 27, 2016
Behavioral economics as a practice is here to stay, suggests a new report. Whether it remains a separate discipline or is absorbed by the other social sciences remains an open question.
By Joe Arvai | Published: May 19, 2016
When it comes to many of the big decisions faced by governments – and the private sector – behavioral science has more to offer than simple nudges.
By Mike Pottenger | Published: June 4, 2014
Here's a very 'meta' experiment for you: What behavioral insights can you gather at a global behavioral insights conference?
By Mike Marinetto | Published: April 18, 2014
When governments nudge people to do healthful things it IS a little bit like 1984, says Mike Marinetto. But it's more like a big brother than Big Brother, he adds.
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 1, 2012
In the past twenty years there has been a revolution in economics with the study not of how people would behave if they were perfectly rational, but of how they actually behave. At the vanguard of this movement is Robert Shiller of Yale University. He sits down with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast
By Social Science Space | Published: February 22, 2011
New research from economists at the University of Nottingham suggests that incentive payments in the form of cash bonuses don’t work. Experts in behavioural economics carried out a series of experiments to examine the effect of bonuses and fines on workers’ performance. The idea was to mirror not just a workplace scenario but other real-life […]
The Marketplace of Perceptions: Behavioral economics explains why we procrastinate, buy, borrow, and grab chocolate on the spur of the moment
By Harvard Magazine | Published: December 1, 2010
This is an extract from a post originally published in Harvard Magazine. Like all revolutions in thought, this one began with anomalies, strange facts, odd observations that the prevailing wisdom could not explain. Casino gamblers, for instance, are willing to keep betting even while expecting to lose. People say they want to save for retirement, […]