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Thaler: We’re more Homer Simpson than Spock

On September 7th at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago, I had the good fortune to sit down with professor Richard Thaler of University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business; a month later, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (I am not suggestion any causation here, but... Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Richard Thaler: Behavioral Economics

Weekend Reading: Richard Thaler: Behavioral Economics/a>: "Exactly 100 years ago, the JPE was poised to be at the forefront of the field that would eventually come to be called behavioral economics... >...[but] the subsequent editors of the JPE did not take up [Clark's] call to arms. Show More Summary

David Weimer on Richard Thaler's Nobel Prize and benefit-cost analysis

David Weimer (Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler, Behavioral Economics, and Benefit-Cost Analysis): Rational action lies at the heart of neoclassical economics. Sovereign consumers make choices that maximize their utilities. By observingShow More Summary

The dangers of dark nudging

“If you want people to do the right thing, make it easy.” That is the simplest possible summary of Nudge (UK) (US) by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler. We are all fallible creatures, and so benevolent policymakers need to make sure that the path of least resistance goes to a happy destination. It is a simple […]

Gresham's Law

Authored by Ted Rivelle via, This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Richard Thaler, a pioneer of behavioral economics. But there is a tale told by a lesser known Nobel laureate, Kenneth Arrow. As a World War II weather officer, he was tasked with analyzing the reliability of the army’s long-range weather forecasts. Show More Summary

Disruption can be a benefit – shame our politicians are giving us the wrong sort

“We seem to be living in the riskiest moment of our lives, and yet the stock market seems to be napping,” said Richard Thaler recently. He is not alone in expressing such views, although since he had just won the Nobel memorial prize in economics, his comment understandably drew attention. Money is loose and global […]

Saturday Afternoon Video: Henderson on Thaler on RT

(November 11, 2017 04:39 PM, by David Henderson) My interview with RT about Richard Thaler, 401(k)s, and humans and icons is posted here. It starts at about the 6:00 point. I wrote about Thaler's Nobel earlier here. Make sure you watch it to the end of my segment.... (2 COMMENTS)

Richard Thaler: How to change minds and influence people

The best thing about Thaler, what really makes him special, is that he is lazy.” So said Daniel Kahneman, winner in 2002 of the Nobel memorial prize in economics. Prof Kahneman was talking about Richard Thaler, who has emulated that achievement 15 years later. Prof Thaler’s thesis adviser, the economist Sherwin Rosen, put it differently: […]

Episode 803: Nudge, Nudge, Nobel

Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Figuring that out won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize.

Nobel Prize Winner: Are You Too Close To The Markets?

The University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in behavioral economics. His work aligns with many of the common investor missteps covered in CCM videos in recent months. Morningstar/MarketWatch pointed out how Professor Thaler’s work can assist us in a world where new information is available 24/7/365: “Unfortunately, [...]

Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler backs lower 401(k) contribution limits

Richard Thaler, a professor of behavioral science and economics, tweeted what he called "unpopular" support for reducing 401(k) contribution limits.        

Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler backs lower 401(k) contribution limits

The academic's support comes as lawmakers in Washington are sparring over whether to include changes to 401(k) plans as part of tax reform.        

How a critic of economics became the discipline’s Nobel-winning best friend

Enthusiasm for Richard Thaler’s work on behavioural economics means economists have more influence than ever. But their failures contributed to the financial crisis – and we’re being distracted, say Tiago Mata and Jack Wright The praise...Show More Summary

Why Is Nobel-Winning Economist Richard Thaler So Jovial?

When Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago received the news that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in

Indexing; Valid But Flawed

My latest post for Alpha Baskets is published and is a two-fer that includes the following; And speaking of behaviors, by now you know that Richard Thaler, a very well regarded behavioral economist won the Nobel Prize in economics. I got to e-meet Dr. Thaler on an AdvisorShares AlphaCall a couple of years ago. Most […]

An Irrational Choice: Behavioural Economist wins Nobel Prize

A round--up of reactions to behavioral economist Richard Thaler's selection for the so-called Nobel Prize for Economics.

Do People Like Government 'Nudges'? Apparently Yes

Government initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention after Richard Thaler won a Nobel in economics for his work on nudging. On Oct. 9, Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago won the Nobel Prize for his extraordinary, world-transforming work in behavioral economics. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: $7 Trillion To Manipulate Prices

Authoreed by Lance Roberts via, As the stock market continues to press new highs, the level of optimism climbs with it. I discussed yesterday Richard Thaler’s, a recent recipient of the Nobel Price in Economics,...Show More Summary

Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things

The Nobel Prize winner talks about quirks, nudges and “fun money,” all staples of the field he helped create, behavioral economics.

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