Category Archives for Behavioral Economics

Daniel Kahneman: The Marvels and the Flaws of Intuitive Thinking & His Book Thinking Fast Thinking Slow

Excerpts from Transcript (via Edge.org) We focused on flaws of intuition and of intuitive thinking, and I can tell you how it began. It began with a conversation about whether people are good intuitive statisticians or not. There was a … Continue reading

10. September 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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How Does Financial News Impact Your Brain?

Excerpt (Via Finance Professor.com) “GLINTON: OK. You’re going to have tell me what neurofinance or neuroeconomics is.   KUHNEN: What we’re trying to do in this area is to use knowledge from neuroscience and psychology to understand how people think … Continue reading

19. August 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Resource Slack and Propensity to Discount Delayed Investments of Time Versus Money

Via Journal of Experimental Psychology Authors: Gal Zauberman, John G. Lynch, Jr. Abstract The authors demonstrate that people discount delayed outcomes as a result of perceived changes over time in supplies of slack. Slack is the perceived surplus of a … Continue reading

18. August 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Why are distant events valued differently from proximal ones?

Authors: Dilip Soman, George Ainslie, Shane Frederick, Xiuping Li, John Lynch Page Moreau, Andrew Mitchell, Daniel Read, Alan Sawyer, Yaacov Trope, Klaus Wertenbroch, Gal Zauberman Abstract: Research in intertemporal choice has been done in a variety of contexts, yet there … Continue reading

18. August 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Dopamine receptor genes correlate with risk preferences, time preferences, and related economic choices

Abstract (via Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Justin R. Garcia and J. Koji Lum Springer) Outside of economics, researchers have recently identified genetic predictors of “sensation-seeking” that have been linked to risky and impulsive behaviors. We examine the implications of these genetic … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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