Ariely is a behavioural economist at Duke University and the author of one of my favourite books, Predictably Irrational. The field of behavioural economics presupposes that human behaviour and decisions are not ...
How the Brain Becomes ConsciousHealthCanal.comA new theory on the nature of conscious mind has just been published neuroscientist in the current issue of Advances in Cognitive Psychology (accessible on the Web,...
What Would You Invest in if You Were Google?WebProNewsGoogle invests in Recorded Future. We looked at this before. It's essentially a tool that predicts the future when you enter the what, the who/where and the when.
In order to better co-ordinate the work being done to conserve and manage forests around the world, the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat has begun sharing information through the Regional Voices newsletter. The first publication highlights the range...
SubversifyLibertarians, Conservatives and Human NatureSubversifyUsing empirical studies from social psychology, behavioral economics, and evolutionary biology, Stout demonstrates how social cues — ideas about others' selfishness and unselfishness,...
I am deeply honored to be asked to deliver a keynote at SIBOS 2011 in Toronto next month. Normally, I would consider myself quite lucky to have 5-7 minutes to speak to the World’s premier financial services conference.
"Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized." -Benjamin Haydon You might look up at the night sky, at the vast canopy of stars we can see, and ask, exactly, what we're seeing?
Here’s a puzzle. Take the dictator game. It's a one-shot two-player anonymous experimental game. The dictator is given a sum of money, say, $10. She may keep it all or give some amount to the responder.
Islam and Europe: An Equal and Opposite ReactionMiddle East OnlineRather than the “clash of civilisations” advocated by Islamophobes, those who seek social and economic justice can find inspiration in the eternal truths of Islam, looking to Europe's...
Lowy InterpreterMore on behavioural economicsLowy InterpreterI had some private feedback on my brief behavioural economics post of last Friday, so I want to say a little more about what I think the term means.
The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it would investigate the circumstances of a shutdown of a wireless network run by San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system on Thursday during a protest.
MORE THAN GOOD INTENTIONS: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel (More Than Good Intentions: a new book using behavioural economics to evaluate global poverty reduction efforts
Norton and Ariely's research on showing the real wealth distribution, versus the imagined, show the dangers of preconceived notions of taxation and politics. (@The_Analyst Rich shouldn't be based on salary, more like assets.
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