behavioral economics and psychology

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List of psychological biases

Aversion to idleness (bias for action) Cognitive dissonance Rationalizing a prior purchase Explaining away unethical behavior Refusal to process new information Outcome bias (evaluating a choice...

Phishing for Phools: Akerlof lecture

Event Transcript: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. One of the noteworthy passages: So back in 1985, father and son, Rich and Greg...

Opposition to behavioral economics

In their tribute to Gary Becker, Andrei Shleifer and Edward Glaeser document the sources of early skepticism of non-rational modeling of economic behavior: In his brilliant...

Psychological concepts: Learned helplessness

I came across a dissertation in political science that contained a nice description of the concept: The basic idea of the learned helplessness theory is that...

How the policy world embraced the nudge agenda

For better or worse, policymakers have different incentives than academics. The upside is that a public agency does not need to chase refereed publications, so the...

Ten ASSA2016 papers

A subjective list of ten exciting papers from this year's American Economic Association conference: Hellesetter et al.: Age and Gender Profiling in the Chinese and Mexican...

Now Nudging is mainstream

White House: Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Annual Report White House Announces New Steps to Improve Federal Programs by Leveraging Research Insights The behavioral science approach...

Brooks: The psychology behind choosing candidates

There was a very nicely written op-ed in today's NYT. David Brooks described the growing popularity of Trump, Carson, Sanders and Corbyn in this pithy paragraph:...

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