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Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Offering a groundbreaking study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses colorful examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests.

Synopsis:

style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>A groundbreaking discussion of how we can apply the new science of choice architecture to nudge people toward decisions that will improve their lives by making them healthier, wealthier, and more free

About the Author

Richard H. Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics and the director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Cass R. Sunstein is Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School and Departent of Political Science.

Table of Contents

1. Biases and blunders — 2. Resisting temptation — 3. Following the herd — 4. When do we need a nudge? — 5. Choice architecture — 6. Save more tomorrow — 7. Nave investing — 8. Credit markets — 9. Privatizing Social Security : smorgasbord style — 10. Prescription drugs : Part D for daunting — 11. How to increase organ donations — 12. Saving the planet — 13. Improving school choices — 14. Should patients be forced to buy lottery tickets? — 15. Privatizing marriage — 16. A dozen nudges — 17. Objections — 18. The real third way.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300146813
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Psychology : Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Author:
Thaler, Richard H.
Author:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Subject:
Business & Economics : Decision Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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