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By Kristen Doerer
Those gifts you opened this morning -- they're worth less to you than the gift-giver paid for them, no doubt. That's the deadweight loss of Christmas for you. But plenty of economists are saying "bah, humbug" to economic rationality and…
By Simone Pathe
Thanks to recent financial scandals and fraud, public trust in the financial industry is low. But a new study published in the journal Nature shows that bankers, themselves, aren't dishonest people; the industry makes them behave dishonestly. What is it…
// Paul Solman spoke with Duke psychologist Dan Ariely about what he thinks is his most surprising research of the year. With the end of the year approaching, it's time to start thinking about preparing your taxes. But are you…
Is college too expensive and are free online courses the answer to the rising cost of full-time college? Dan Ariely's not so sure. Photo courtesy of Flickr user DG Jones. MOOCs. Massive Open Online Courses. By now, the…
By Dan Ariely Is college too expensive and are free online courses the answer to the rising cost of full-time college? Dan Ariely's not so sure. Photo courtesy of Flickr user DG Jones. MOOCs. Massive Open Online Courses.
"A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior"…
Dan Ariely is not just a great and funny teacher, but he's dedicated his life to making the world a somewhat better place. To that end, he's produced an online course on behavioral economics that already has attracted 140,000 students.
By Paul Solman
// Update: Watch Land of the Free, Home of the Poor and Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble? to see the first two parts of Paul Solman's ongoing series of reports on U.S. economic…
In our efforts to maximize your utility in this 'Material World' via behavioral economics, we're unilaterally extending Valentine's Day for 24 hours with a second video tip from Duke's Dan Ariely, who joined us on Making…
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