Behavioral Economics on TED.com

by
Rohan Mascarenhas, Russell Sage Foundation
December 19, 2011

Here are four videos featuring RSF-affiliated scholars from TED.com, an excellent nonprofit dedicated to discussing and spreading new ideas. The scholars below are Daniel Kahneman (a member of RSF's Behavioral Economics Roundtable); Sendhil Mullainathan (a grantee and member of RSF's Consumer Finance working group), Dan Ariely (who contributed to the recent consumer finance issue from the Journal of Marketing Research), and Shlomo Benartzi (also a member of RSF's Consumer Finance working group).

1. Daniel Kahneman discusses his research on happiness and memory. You can read more about this line of research in his RSF volume, Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology.

2. In this video, Sendhil Mullainathan shares insights from behavioral economics on how to approach a wide set of social problems. See more of Mullainathan's RSF-supported research on poverty, decision-making and consumer finance.

3. Dan Ariely discusses biases, systemic errors and decision making:

4. Shlomo Benartzi discusses methods to improve saving rates:

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