behavioral economics

A billboard claiming to be from an unhappy wife railing against her husband's infidelity hangs in Chicago in July 2006.

The psychology behind cheating

Feb 6, 2015
Duke professor and dishonesty expert Dan Ariely explains why people cheat in business and in life.
Posted In: cheating, psychology, Economics, behavioral economics, lies

How we live money

Oct 29, 2013
Insight into why we do what we do with our money.
Posted In: how we live money, psychology of money, behavioral economics

Does the language you speak affect how much you save?

Feb 15, 2013
An economics professor at Yale has found the way a speaker uses the future tense can affect their likelihood of saving.
Posted In: retirement savings, Economics, behavioral economics

LAPD manhunt reward money: Could it pay off?

Feb 11, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department has offered a $1 million for information that leads to the capture of former police officer Christopher Dorner. But some critics say reward money doesn't always work.
Posted In: behavioral economics, reward, Christopher Dorner

How people behave after a crisis like Hurricane Sandy

Nov 2, 2012
Professor Dan Ariely discusses why there's an altruistic feeling following a crisis and what happens when everyone is going after a few limited resources.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, behavioral economics

The psychology of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Posted In: poor, tough choices, psychology, behavioral economics

Why are we outraged over high gas prices?

Feb 27, 2012
Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan puts into perspective why we shouldn't be too angry over rising gas prices.
Posted In: gas prices, gas, behavioral economics, spending