Nobel Perspectives & Economic Views

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We've teamed up with more than 50 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences, who share their answers to some of the toughest challenges.

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Economists concern themselves with finding solutions to the biggest questions. How can we fight global poverty? What stops people making good decisions? How can we create a more peaceful world?

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In a global, forward-thinking future, knowledge holds the key. That’s why we offer you credible information from Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences, who answer the questions that shape our world.

Building better, healthier habits with behavioral economics

Every January a few things are true. Gyms see an influx of new memberships, financial goals are set, and resolutions for an overall healthier and wealthier year ahead are made. But by the end of the month, much of that momentum for many has started to fade. There’s psychology behind this – both our desire to set these goals and our inability to see them through – which is why Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist and co-author of a New York Times bestselling book on the topic, is just the person to speak to about this.

Meet Richard H. Thaler

When it was announced that Thaler had been awarded the Nobel Prize, it was met with some controversy. While some economists enthusiastically accept the introduction of psychology into the field, others are still vocally skeptical about merging the two. This has been a battle that Thaler has been fighting his whole career, tracing back to a column he wrote in the 1980s. Appearing in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, published by the American Economic Association (AEA), Thaler called the column “Anomalies”, a tongue-in-cheek name and nod to his overall approach.

Recent events

A unique event was held in Frankfurt in 2021 with Nobel Laureates Robert Engle, Sir Christopher Pissarides, Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence. They discussed the future of Europe and climate risk and response.

Latest podcasts

In the most recent podcast episode, hear from Daniel Kahneman, winner in 2002 for integrating insights from psychological research into economics, especially concerning human judgement and decision-making under uncertainty. Learn about his newest book, “Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement”, and consider how noise infiltrates different parts of society.

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