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A blog about cognitive and behavioural economics. Building mathematical models of how psychology influences economic systems.


Reporting back: the Cognitive Economics session at the AEA conference

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:02:10 GMT

[Tara posting today] We had a great response to our Cognitive Economics session at the American Economic Association’s conference a few weeks ago. For those who weren’t there, here’s a quick summary of the four papers presented, and the discussion at the end. Dan Benjamin, Kristen Cooper, Ori Heffetz, and Miles Kimball presented What Do People Want? The key question of this paper is: how can we measure happiness? And how do we account for the biases and differences across different groups...