Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

The Science of Economic Bubbles and Busts

From Scientific American Magazine , June 22, 2009:

The Science of Economic Bubbles and Busts

The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has prompted a reassessment of how financial markets work and how people make decisions about money

Continue reading

June 26, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, economics, neuroeconomics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s “change”: behavioural economics

How Obama was (and is) using behavioural economics.  Methinks the subject is fit for an appendix to Machiavelli. 🙂
Thursday, Apr. 02, 2009

How Obama Is Using the Science of Change

Continue reading

April 11, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, economics, politics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment