|“Roll over economists. We have always, pridefully, thought of ourselves as the major arbiters of good public policy: take it or leave it based on cost-benefit analysis. The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy challenges that hegemony. In each interesting chapter–on topics ranging from discrimination and poverty to health, savings, and bureaucracy–the book shows the role of psychology in public policy. Only one word can describe this book: wow!”–George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics
The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy
These are the best-selling books for the past week.
|Alan Turing: The Enigma, The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game by Andrew Hodges|
|On Elizabeth Bishop by Colm Tóibín|
|The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel|
|The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm edited by Jack Zipes|
|Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson|
|“They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide by Ronald Grigor Suny|
|Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine by Andrew Scull|
|Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined by Lasse Heje Pedersen|
|On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt|
|Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller|
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