Center for Global Development: Scaling Programs Effectively: Two New Books on Potential Pitfalls and the Tools to Avoid Them
After a disastrous Uber ride last year, the company’s chief economist examined the economics of apologies – Business Insider
A study of Uber drivers found that workplace flexibility may not close the gender pay gap – Washington Post
The U.S. might have been 19th in the world in math (instead of 36th) if we’d bribed our students with $25 – The Hechinger Report
John A. List named Visiting Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – IUPUI School of Philanthropy
Behavioural economics can nudge pilots into boosting fuel and carbon efficiency, finds Virgin Atlantic study – Greenair Online
Do Women Avoid Salary Negotiations? Evidence from a Large Scale Natural Field Experiment – Harvard Gender Action Portal
Charities Get Chance to Test Innovations and Win Prizes in Scholarly Experiment – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Study Finds Chicago Students Motivated To Perform Well On Tests When Promised Money, Trophies – Huffington Post
Prof. John List recruits researchers to teach south suburban eighth-graders about economics – UChicago News
Women Less Interested Than Men In Jobs Where Individual Competition Determines Wagess – Medical News Today
Women Less Interested Than Men In Jobs Where Individual Competition Determines Wages – UChicago News
Women Less Interested Than Men In Jobs Where Individual Competition Determines Wages – Science Daily
Chicago Heights to be the epicentre of the $10 million Early Education Research Initiative – Higher Ed Blog
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-Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational
“True trailblazers in one of the greatest innovations in economics of the last fifty years.”
-Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
“Uri Gneezy is a pioneer whose work tears down the wall between the lab and the field.”
-Alvin E. Roth, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
“John List’s work in field experiments is revolutionary.”
-Gary Becker, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Uri Gneezy and John List are pioneers in the field of economics. Like most economists, they gather data and build models, but then they go beyond laboratories and offices, embedding themselves in our messy world—the factories, schools, communities, and offices where people live, work, and play. By conducting large-scale field experiments “in the wild,” they are able to observe people behaving in their natural environments when they’re not aware they are being observed. This trailblazing approach yields a deeper, nuanced understanding of human behavior.
“Gneezy and List… specialize in ingenious ‘field experiments’ that elucidate the workings of social psychology and decision making…Writing in the Freakonomics vein of breezy pop-econ… The authors’ lucid, engaging exposition of thought-provoking research spotlights some of our more perverse promptings—and their underlying logic.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
“Confused? a new book by behavioural economists Uri Gneezy and John List answers your questions”
—The London Evening Standard
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