Mind Over Money

Links & Books


Harvard Decision Science Laboratory
See the science behind how we make decisions at this website from the Harvard lab where some of "Mind Over Money" was filmed.

TED Talk: David Cameron
In this discussion on "The New Age of Government," leader of Britain's Conservative Party David Cameron discusses the relationship between behavioral economics and government.

Nobelist Daniel Kahneman on Behavioral Economics
See psychologist Daniel Kahneman's talk on rationality and economics, given at the 2009 graduation ceremony at Georgetown University.

Planet Money Blog
Follow the musings of a team of multimedia journalists as they try to understand and explain recent events in the global economy.


Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
By Dan Ariely. Harper Collins, 2008.

Snap Judgment: When to Trust Your Instincts, When to Ignore Them, and How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes With Your Money
by David E. Adler. FT Press, 2009.

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
by Justin Fox. HarperBusiness, 2009.

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in Life
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House, 2008.

Irrational Exuberance
by Robert J. Shiller. Broadway Business, 2006.

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence
by Benoit Mandelbrot. Basic Books, 2006.


"Genetic Disorder Turns Risk-Averse Into Gamblers"
by Steve Connor. The Independent, February 9, 2010.

"Who's This Fella Keynes, Anyway?"
by Matthew Phillips. Newsweek, February 21, 2009.

"How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?"
by Paul Krugman. The New York Times, September 2, 2009.

"The Great American Bubble Machine"
by Matt Taibbi. Rolling Stone, July 13, 2009.

"Mind Games"
by John Cassidy. The New Yorker, September 18, 2006.

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