Monthly Archives: June 2020

Facts don’t matter

(credit: Amusing Planet) …what matters is how much you care about them. It has not been a good month for statues. True, statues have been torn down before: you may remember the images of the Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein’s statue … Continue reading

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An accidental behavioural economist in lockdown – Part II: Mental Economics

(featured image credit: Catherine Thackstone/Flickr CC BY) A surprisingly large part of our economic activity takes place between our ears Undistracted by the triggers and prompts of intriguing human behaviour that a break in south-west England has provided in past years … Continue reading

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An accidental behavioural economist in lockdown – Part I: Flipping wisdom

(featured image credit: Karel Julien Cole/Flickr CC BY) Economics everywhere, and not an economist in sight There is something about milestones. I was reminded of this fact by a post last weekend on Martin Carty’s blog. The milestone of its … Continue reading

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Economics for other people

(credit: Lenny DiFranza CC BY/Flickr) Two core economics concepts are crucial to our decisions, and even more so if they affect others than just ourselves Late last Sunday, May 31st, my wife’s friend Linda got a surprise from the UK … Continue reading

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