August 24, 2018
Michal Bauer on nasty behavior in groups
How do individuals and groups differ in their decision-making processes and what are the wider consequences of this group interaction?
August 10, 2018
Three questions with Sandro Ambuehl
People sometimes harm themselves or others by making irrational decisions. But how much paternalism do we need and want?
July 23, 2018
Three questions with Simon Jäger
A puzzle in standard economics – why would the same worker be paid different wages depending on the firm he or she is employed by?
July 6, 2018
Alex Imas on the dynamics of decision-making
By better understanding the dynamics of how prior outcomes are mentally grouped with prospects, managers can better structure contracts to align their risk preferences with those of their employees.
June 25, 2018
Three questions with Roland Bénabou
What kind of stories do we tell ourselves and others in order to explain or justify our actions? Roland Bénabou explores the role of narratives in moral behavior.
June 6, 2018
Three questions with Paul Heidhues
Paul Heidhues looks into new models of consumer behavior and their implications for markets.
May 30, 2018
briq Research Retreat
At a briq Research Retreat on May 29-30, some of the world’s leading behavioral economists came together in Bonn.
May 18, 2018
Three questions with Uwe Sunde
Why have some countries’ economies grown faster than others? What does patience have to do with it? These are some of the questions Uwe Sunde explores in his research.
May 2, 2018
Three questions with Stefano DellaVigna
Stefano DellaVigna on behavioral firms -- and the difference between "the bagel man" and today's big data giants like Google or Facebook.
April 26, 2018
Patient countries are rich countries
Patience may be the decisive factor why some countries are richer than others.
April 6, 2018
Three questions with Philipp Strack
Philipp Strack currently researches the mechanisms behind misperceiving one's own abilities.
April 3, 2018
Unfair pay has negative health effects
Study shows that unfair pay not only reduces work morale, but can also affect the health status of the workforce.
March 19, 2018
“Out of pure curiosity”
briq Visiting Professor George Loewenstein talks about what drives people to seek and share information, how insights from behavioral economics can contribute to the study of inequality – and whether it’s okay for economists to do research on sex.
March 9, 2018
People become more risk-averse with age
The results of a study published in the Economic Journal suggest that willingness to take risks declines with age, implying that societies may become more risk-averse as their population ages.
March 6, 2018
Three questions with David Huffman
David Huffman on overconfidence among managers and other puzzles in behavioral economics.