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Presidential Medals of Freedom and Hypothetical Conversations of Awkwardness, Kahneman Edition…

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments
Behavioral Econ · Books · Policy

I suppose I am a fairly lazy employee, at least in a typical sense, since I do much of my work at home with the television on in the background. At night, this process generally entails reruns of The Big Bang Theory, since by this point I’ve watched the episodes enough that I don’t feel [...]

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Apparently People Are Dumb Enough To Fill An Entire Database With Nudges…

November 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Books

Whenever I give give a talk about behavioral economics or behavioral finance, one of the questions that inevitably comes up is whether learning about the cognitive biases that people exhibit make the biases go away. The answer to this question is probably less satisfying than my audiences would like, since the most correct response I [...]

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The New (And Improved) Alan Greenspan Does The Daily Show…

October 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Books · Finance · Markets · Policy

Oh man, this is great…it’s like watching everybody’s grandfather talk about bank regulation, AND Greenspan is basically saying that behavioral economists had it right all along: (Sidenote: the closed captions are really helpful if you are somewhere where audio is frowned upon.) Oh good, we’ve gotten to a point in the world where the guy [...]

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Fun With Contracts And Organizations, Clive Davis Edition…

June 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Books · Contracts · Incentives · Music Biz

Well kids, it’s that time of year where I am working to finish a book draft when I should be on the beach somewhere. What this means for you is that you get to be the guinea pigs for my musings on the music industry to some degree. (The book is about the economics of [...]

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It’s Nice To Be Acknowledged, And A Lesson On The Market For Textbooks…

June 10th, 2013 · 17 Comments
Administrative · Books · Buyer Beware · Markets

The market for introductory economics textbooks is pretty crowded, but there is at least one new one coming onto the market soon: If you’ve ever used a textbook as an instructor rather than as a student, you are probably aware that there are lots of supplementary materials- solutions manuals, test question banks, and so on- [...]

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Joe Stiglitz, Bill Maher, And The Answer To A Long-Standing Question Of Mine…

June 25th, 2012 · 12 Comments
Books · Uncategorizable

Dear Bill Maher, I’m gonna level with you- you and I have pretty much the quintessential love-hate relationship going on here. (Granted, this relationship is most likely asymmetric in a rather Red Sox-Yankees sort of way.) Sometimes I think you are super funny and insightful and just want to sit and smoke some weed with [...]

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