Richard Thaler And ‘The Making From Behavioral Economics’

July 5, 2015 Nemes Random

Richard Thaler is one of the fathers of the decades-old research of behavioral economics that turned down the rational choice theory that people behave according to reasonable economic models.

Thaler, a professor of behavioral science and economics at The University of Chicago, has a new book out called Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

At an event arranged by Harvard Book Shop, Right here amp; Nows Robin Young sat down with him and Dan Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard University who is author of several bestsellers about the science of joy, to see how their fields converge.

Guests

  • Richard Thaler, teacher of behavioral science and economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Company and author of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics. He tweets @R_Thaler.
  • Dan Gilbert, teacher of psychology at Harvard University and author of Stumbling on Happiness. He tweets @DanTGilbert.

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