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Friday, January 15, 2016

Psych and Economics in Hindsight

In Knowledge@Wharton: 
" .... In the new book Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, Richard Thaler, coauthor of Nudge and a behavioral science and economics professor at the University of Chicago, recounts his struggle to change the way traditional economists look at the impact of human psychology on economics. Wharton operations, information and decisions professor Katherine Milkman recently spoke with Thaler about why he wrote the book, where behavioral economics has had the most impact, and which decision-making bias he would remove if he had a magic wand. ... "  ... “The evidence for hindsight bias is overwhelming, and this has huge managerial implications.”

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