Richard H. Thaler


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Richard H. Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he is the director of the Center for Decision Research. He is also the co-director (with Robert Shiller) of the Behavioral Economics Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research and in 2015 was the president of the American Economic Association. He has been published in several prominent journals and is the author of a number of books, including Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

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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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“Psychologists tell us that in order to learn from experience, two ingredients are necessary: frequent practice and immediate feedback.”
Richard H Thaler, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics

“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

“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.”
Richard H. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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