‘George Akerlof and Robert Shiller – Phishing for Phools

“Akerlof and Shiller have written a new book on the economics of manipulation and deception in competitive economies. Their previous co-authored popular book Animal Spirits (2009) helped kick-start public awareness of behavioral economics/science. In 2013 Robert Shiller joined his co-author in becoming a recipient of the Nobel prize. As expected, this book very much lives up to its authors’ pedigrees, and its conclusions are both provocative and startlingly obvious in hindsight …” (more)

[Stirling Behavioural Science Blog, 10 September]

First posted 2015-09-10 12:23:03

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