Richard H Thaler
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, co-author of Nudge (2008) and author of Misbehaving (2015).
6 recommendations

Recommendations by Richard H Thaler

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Thinking, Fast and Slow
book
by Daniel Kahneman

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. Thaler calls Kahneman, a fellow University of Chicago professor, one of his mentors and this book a “natural companion to ‘Misbehaving.’ ” Thaler has his own Kahneman story, of when Kahneman was asked about Thaler and called “lazy” his best attribute. (Thaler pleads guilty to laziness but questions whether that should top the list.)

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” by Michael Lewis, which will be published in December. It’s about Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who together created the field of behavioral economics. “It’s a book I’m looking forward to reading,” he says. (Thaler made a cameo appearance in the movie version of Lewis’ “The Big Short.”)

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“Pre-Suasion” by Robert Cialdini, which comes out in September. Cialdini’s last book,“Influence,” was published in 1984, and Thaler says he’s read an early version of this one. “He’s the most practical psychologist on Earth,” Thaler says of Cialdini.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

Thaler recommends starting with this book and then moving on to their other two, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” “They’re very practical books about how to apply behavioral science,” he says.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Thinking, Fast and Slow
book
by Daniel Kahneman

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. Thaler calls Kahneman, a fellow University of Chicago professor, one of his mentors and this book a “natural companion to ‘Misbehaving.’ ” Thaler has his own Kahneman story, of when Kahneman was asked about Thaler and called “lazy” his best attribute. (Thaler pleads guilty to laziness but questions whether that should top the list.)

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” by Michael Lewis, which will be published in December. It’s about Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who together created the field of behavioral economics. “It’s a book I’m looking forward to reading,” he says. (Thaler made a cameo appearance in the movie version of Lewis’ “The Big Short.”)

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

Richard H Thaler's Review:

“Pre-Suasion” by Robert Cialdini, which comes out in September. Cialdini’s last book,“Influence,” was published in 1984, and Thaler says he’s read an early version of this one. “He’s the most practical psychologist on Earth,” Thaler says of Cialdini.

Ref: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-books-recommended-by-richard-thaler-a-founding-father-of-behavioral-economics-2016-07-05

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