14.13 | Spring 2020 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Psychology and Economics


Books of Interest

The following books are background readings in case you would like to learn more. They are by no means required!

  • Kahneman, Daniel, Paul Slovic, and Amos Tversky (1982): Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780511809477.
  • Kahneman, Daniel, and Amos Tversky (2000): Choices, Values and Frames. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521627498.
  • Kahneman, Daniel (2011): Thinking, Fast and Slow. Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780374533557.
  • Ross, Lee,  and Richard E. Nisbett (1991): The Person and the Situation: Perspectives of Social Psychology. Pinter & Martin Ltd. ISBN: 9781905177448.
  • Cialdini, Robert. (1993): Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 9780061241895
  • Thaler, Richard H., and Cass R. Sunstein (2008): Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780143115267.
  • Ariely, Dan (2009): Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions. Harper. ISBN: 9780061353246
  • Mullainathan, Sendhil, and Eldar Shafir (2013): Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Times Books. ISBN: 9780805092646.
  • Lewis, Michael (2017): The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393254594.
  • Thaler, Richard (2015): Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393080940.

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