Review of a paper by Liu, Feng, Suo, Lee, Li (2012) In previous posts (“Scarcity”, “Through the psychology of poverty”), we showed how scarcity affects the way people consider problems and take decisions. Although scarcity may concern many kinds of goods, including even available time, in this article we will consider only the lack of […]
Author: Maddalena Grignani
Master student in Economics, backpack traveller, art galleries addict and soccer player. After a summer spent within a microfinance organization in Mexico, she realized that the agents of the models studied in class were not quite like the Mexican wavers she had dealt with and fell into the arms of behavioural economics. After the discovery, she stressed everyone with it so much, that now even her grandma knows about loss aversion and related nudges. She is interested in development economics and all cultural/behavioural facts that might help.
Review of Hawton K., Bergen H., Simkin S., Dodd S., Pocock P., Bernal W., Gunnel D., Kapur N. (2013) Have you ever noticed that sometimes very small obstacles prevent you from completing a task or pursuing an objective? For instance, you might have thought about changing your phone provider since your offer was not convenient […]