Richard H. Thaler





Richard H. Thaler


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September 12, 1945

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Richard H. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business where he director of the Center for Decision Research. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research where he co-directs the behavioral economics project. Professor Thaler's research lies in the gap between psychology and economics. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He is the author of numerous articles and the books Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (with Cass Sunstein), The Winner's Curse, and Quasi Rational Economics and ...more

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A couple years ago, Washington State switched the default rule on state park fees that drivers pay (or don't pay) when they renew their licenses. Reader Steve Loeb nicely captures what this switch looks like on the Washington State Department of Licensing site.


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Advances in Behavioral Finance

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“Libertarian paternalism is a relatively weak, soft, and nonintrusive type of paternalism because choices are not blocked, fenced off, or significantly burdened.”
Richard H. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

“A choice architect has the responsibility for organizing the context in which people make decisions.”
Richard H. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

“The purely economic man is indeed close to being a social moron. Economic theory has been much preoccupied with this rational fool.”
Richard H. Thaler, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics

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