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Commemorating the Centennial of Herbert Simon’s birth

As many Simon aficionado’s will know, this year sees several conferences and publications marking the centenary of his birth. So on this note, yet another plug for  76 more words

Friedrich Hayek

The issue of gun control

Why Do People Buy Guns? A Behavioral Economics Perspective

Why are guns so prevalent? Why is it so difficult to enact gun legislation? Lots of answers—good answers—have been bandied about in recent days, including differences in sacred values across the political spectrum, the polarization of Congress, and the influence of the gun lobby. 22 more words

Behavioral Economics

But animals...

What makes us think the way that we do?

We are pattern-reliant machines … we believe even in the absence of data and proof… we believe even when the belief is… 257 more words

Human Being Human

Adam Yurchick - Episode 3

Adam is a longtime pro Magic player. He’s been grinding away from back in the Junior Super Series and has since competed in a 26 Pro Tours and countless GPs. 172 more words

Season 1

#Nudgestock 2016: Part II, Creativity

This is my second post on the Nudgestock festival of behavioural economics which I attended last week. This post will focus on the two speakers who addressed creativity; the last two were more about core behavioural economics and the next post will focus on the scientists who addressed the conference. 936 more words

Risk Perception

Event: #Nudgestock, Folkestone, UK, Part I

If you know me in IRL, or follow my twitter before yesterday, you may be aware that my current degree programme is two-pronged; data analytics, as explored on this blog, and decision sciences, both of a psychological and electronic means. 822 more words

Risk Perception

What Are You Leaving Out?

It feels like I am back at school. I have drawn a few set diagrams (Venn diagrams) recently. So perhaps not surprising the following images came to me while listening to the new podcast from… 449 more words