2018 Behavioral Economics Guide
Of all the various podcasts I listen to, The Behavioral Grooves podcast (also available through iTunes) has consistently been the most enjoyable entrant to the list. Since it's summer, I've been doing some leisure reading in the area and joining a few social media groups.
On the behavioral economics group on LinkedIn, I recently stumbled on an annual guide in applied work, The 2018 Behavioral Economics Guide. Seems to be great reading for anyone trying to learn more about the field. The guide has an introduction by Robert Cialdini , author and Professor Emeritus, and editorial content organized by Alain Samson. Doing a little more research, I see that many of the previous guides are available on Alain Samson's ResearchGate page. The 2015 Behavioral Economics Guide has an introduction by Dan Ariely.
Super cool, excited to read more.
Skimming the content, I notice a section on the organization of behavioral insight units. I've always tossed around the idea of trying to informally start a "Nudge Unit" at FSC: something where faculty and students can collaborate to evaluate various nudges that could improve life at Farmingdale. Organizing such an activity would not be trivial, so I'm glad for the guidance that this guide provides.
This blog is a therapeutic outlet for me to write about life on the tenure track in economics.