In the US, obesity – and the chronic diseases it can cause – is putting health policy under enormous strain (Flegal et al. 2010). One recent study finds that between 1993 and 2008 obesity was a greater threat to the health of Americans than smoking (Jia and Lubetkin 2010). But it is not just the US.
The behavioural economics of exercise habits
Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Alan M Garber, 22 February 2011
Thinking about others: Communication, empathy, and altruism
James Andreoni, Justin M Rao, 16 December 2010
For decades, but especially over the last 20 years, scientists of all kinds have been asking the same question, “Why are people nice to each other when it appears to violate their self interest?” That people should behave selfishly seems to follow sensibly from notions of self-preservation from evolutionary biology.
Neuroeconomic theory: Using neuroscience to understand the bounds of rationality
Juan D. Carrillo , Isabelle Brocas, 18 March 2010
People often fail to make “rational” decisions. Economic agents are subject to multiple biases that affect the way they perceive events, act upon them, and learn from experience. Most of these anomalies are remarkably persistent and are widely documented in real world and laboratory environments by behavioural data.
Capital market theory after the efficient market hypothesis
Dimitri Vayanos, Paul Woolley, 5 October 2009
Forty years have passed since the principles of classical economics were first applied formally to finance through the contributions of Eugene Fama (1970) and his now-renowned fellow academics.
Why did the bankers behave so badly?
Anne Sibert, 18 May 2009
Many people share the blame for the current financial crisis; politicians, supervisors, regulators and even imprudent households and businesses. One group, however, has been judged to be especially guilty; the employees in the financial services sector.
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- Rethinking macroeconomic policyBlanchard
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- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
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- Income and schoolingBrückner, Gradstein
- Monetary Policy and Rational Asset Price BubblesGalí
- How the EZ crisis is permanently changing EU institutionsMicossi
- WTO 2.0: Global governance of supply-chain tradeBaldwin
- Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six headwindsGordon
- The economic crisis: How to stimulate economies without increasing public debtWood
- Austerity: Too Much of a Good Thing?Corsetti