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The irrational economist

The irrational economist

making decisions in a dangerous world

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Published by PublicAffairs in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic forecasting,
  • Decision making

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementErwann Michel-Kerjan and Paul Slovic, editors.
    ContributionsMichel-Kerjan, Erwann., Slovic, Paul, 1938-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB3730 .I77 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23862140M
    ISBN 109781586487805
    LC Control Number2009043477
    OCLC/WorldCa458733763

    The chapter also explores the independence of irrelevant alternatives and the idea of menu dependence. It means economists need to take into account the potential for irrationality. There is not a lot of undiscovered opportunities. Feldstein, University of California, Irvine "Balancing rigor and policy relevance, Hough shows the application of behavioral economics to health policy in a most compelling way. Incentives to save for a private pension Making it difficult to purchase demerit goods Setting default option to be the choice which maximises utility.

    In particular, U. We are not the people we thought we were. Ariely also applies his theories to other aspects in life such as health care and savings. Investors sell at any cost, sending prices below their real value. When considering upgrading a phone, the consumer could think about what else they could buy with the money they would spend on the upgrade. He goes on to say that if more consequences were put into effect, people would be more likely to meet their goals, appointments, deadlines, etc.

    Hough has served as a research economist at the American The irrational economist book Association and as a consultant in three health care strategy firms. So what do we do about it? But despite the obvious importance of such stories, most economists have paid little attention to them. The author begins the chapter by using an example of how a lottery for highly sought-after Duke University basketball tickets inflates students' sense of value for the tickets. We forgo some of our time when we wait in line for free popcorn or to enter a museum on a free-entrance day. So he proposes a credit card that encourages planning and self-control.


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Life cycle hypothesis suggests we should try to smooth consumption over a lifetime. A Friendly Favor[ edit ] In chapters 4 and 5, Ariely speaks The irrational economist book great detail of the differences between social norms—which include friendly requests with instant payback not being required—and market norms—which account for wages, prices, rents, cost benefits, and repayment being essential.

Ariely is not out to overthrow rationality. When consumers buy a product at a certain price, they become "anchored" to that price, i. To break the cycle, people can control what goes on around them. The irrational economist book we would get the better deal and even save money if we did not react to free the way we do.

Is it really irrational to have a few pints on Friday evening? In the stock market, it's when investors are so confident that the price of an asset will keep going up, they lose sight of its underlying value. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, The irrational economist book each other.

The author begins the chapter by using an example of how a lottery for highly sought-after Duke University basketball tickets inflates students' sense of value for the tickets. The decoy effect is the phenomenon whereby consumers will tend to have a specific change in preference between two options when also presented with a third option that is asymmetrically dominated.

Ariely gives three reasons why we do not always think rationally when it comes to our possessions: Ownership is such a big part of our society that we tend to focus on what we may lose rather than on what we may gain.

For example, if we have one bad experience travelling on British Airways, we may always avoid them in the future. But, a rational agent may give more importance to leisure, being kind to workers and looking after the environment. The Power of Price[ edit ] In chapter 10, Ariely started out with a medical procedure called internal mammary artery ligation for chest pain.

Having to pay a deposit at the doctor's office would make people more likely not to procrastinate and show up for their appointments.

It was the last trading day of Why is racism so persistent? They create an asset bubble. Demerit goods Demerit goods are damaging to individuals, but people continue to consume — either unaware or ignoring their harmful effects.

Reception[ edit ] In a New York Times review, David Berreby said "Predictably Irrational is a far more revolutionary book than its unthreatening manner lets on. As a result, they sink more money into investments with ever-deteriorating returns. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom: Why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos?

An economic contraction follows, usually leading to a recession. This illustrates the phenomenon of the endowment effect —placing a higher value on property once possession has been assigned.

McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at The University of Chicago and co-recipient with Shiller of the Nobel Prize in Economicshas written that Shiller "has been consistently pessimistic about prices," [2] so given a long enough horizon, Shiller is bound to be able to claim that he has foreseen any given crisis.

Will our actions be rational or irrational? In a less positive way, firms can use nudges to appeal to our impulsive side e. Asset bubbles occurred with stocks in The collapse then spreads to other asset classes.

The Irrational Economist: Making Decisions in a Dangerous World

Reactions[ edit ] There are some economists who challenge the predictive power of Shiller's publication. The author states that based on his experience with his students, deadlines set by authority figures such as teachers and supervisors make us start working on a specific task earlier.Joseph Stiglitz "The Irrational Economist challenges conventional wisdoms, overturns traditional economic models, and brings to light new discoveries in decision sciences: The result is a profound revolution in thinking.

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This book will help us cope better with the myriad of important decisions under uncertainty that we face."Reviews: 1. The Irrational Economist: Making Decisions in a Dangerous World on tjarrodbonta.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.3/5(6). Nov 08,  · Ariely’s amazing sense of humor and simple vocabulary makes the book an enjoyable ride.

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It is bursting with interesting and ground breaking experiments that completely debunk many of .Jan 01,  · The Logic ebook Life book. Read reviews from the world Ebook leaves many of the harmful and dangerous activities we regularly partake in as being written off as irrational.

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