Mar 18, 2022
The neoliberal economy was supposed to bring about a utopian world order. Instead, it gave us crippling psychological stress and social breakdown. How can we ever recover?
A tractable formalization of the Knightian uncertainty faced by an economist and market participants in an intertemporal asset-price model.
Jul 30, 2021
The work of feminist thinkers helps illuminate why billionaires seek to solve problems on Earth by blasting into space.
Jul 15, 2021
As a pandemic continues to expose weaknesses in our human systems and institutions, psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist’s proposition that a battle in our heads is impacting the direction of our future is worth revisiting.
Feb 3, 2021
Researchers worry the pandemic may have severe after-effects, with deaths of despair impacting more distressed and newly-vulnerable populations
Even if psychological factors influence participants’ decision-making, as behavioral economists compellingly argue, incorporating such factors into economic theory would seem to require that market participants adhere to elementary logical rules.
Apr 22, 2020
Economists have gone to great lengths to write humans out of economics, pushing self-interest and generally providing two choices—faith in markets or the state.
Feb 11, 2020
Jonathan Haidt deploys insights from moral psychology to help us see ourselves and each other more clearly
Nov 4, 2019
Trying to predict the financial future is a fool’s errand, even for a genius
Oct 17, 2019
Author Jeremy Lent argues that western conceptual frameworks with roots in the Stone Age push us towards disaster. Time to let them go?
Aug 26, 2019
Author Supritha Rajan argues that self-interested competition may be the official line, but it’s far from the whole story
Jul 31, 2019
Economics is often thought of as emotion-less, but Daniel Benjamin argues for happiness as a vital indicator
Feb 27, 2019
To understand behavior and choice, we need to borrow from not just cognitive science but also sociology.
Feb 15, 2019
Asset markets are indispensable in harnessing society’s diverse views and insights about future business performance. But those views are shaped as much by emotion and crowd mentality as by rational expectations.