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ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk With Rich Patterson

Oct 27, 2016 by ideas42

With the ideas42 Seminar Series, we invite leading scholars to share their insights and what inspires their exploration into human behavior. Our New York office was pleased to host Rich Patterson, Assistant Professor of Economics in the department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Dr. Patterson completed his B.A. … Read more.

Introducing the ideas42 Directory of Academic Experts in Behavioral Science

Sep 3, 2015

We probably don’t need to tell you, savvy reader, that behavioral science is fascinating. The insights on human behavior that have come from the last few decades of research are not only profound and compelling, but can also delight. Take loss aversion. First demonstrated by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, this principle says we dislike … Read more.

Raj Chetty on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

Jan 8, 2015 by ideas42

The American Economic Association (AEA) wrapped up its annual three-day meeting last weekend with the 2013 John Bates Clark Medal recipient Raj Chetty addressing a packed ballroom in Boston’s Sheraton Hotel. Known for his keen eye for the importance of details often ignored by other researchers, Chetty used the spotlight to make the case for … Read more.

The Real Student Debt Crisis

Jun 26, 2014

A recent report from the Brookings Institution has caused quite a controversy in the postsecondary education space. Authors Matt Chingos and Beth Akers presented new survey evidence suggesting that the economic impact of student loans nationwide may be less than the popular narrative indicates. David Leonhardt drills down into this topic in the New York … Read more.