Behavioral Finance Must See: Thaler’s 2016 Presidential Address

/Behavioral Finance Must See: Thaler’s 2016 Presidential Address

Behavioral Finance Must See: Thaler’s 2016 Presidential Address

By | 2017-08-18T17:09:31+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Behavioral Finance|2 Comments

This is a great video to watch over the holiday weekend. Prof. Thaler does a great job walking through behavioral finance/economics.

thaler on behavial finance

He also has a paper on related topics:

Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future

There has been growing interest in the field come to me known as “behavioral economics” … The new approach to economics should include two different kinds of theories: normative models that characterize the optimal solution to specific problems and descriptive models that capture how humans actually behave…If everyone includes all the factors that do determine economic behavior, then the field of behavioral economics will no longer need to exist.

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  1. Michael July 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Do you know if there is anywhere else this video is available? The AEA website doesn’t seem to work.

    • Wesley Gray, PhD
      Wesley Gray, PhD July 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      works on latest chrome and IE. I know it may not work on older browsers … not sure on alternative links, sorry about that!

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