Macleans (02/06/2008)

DAN ARIELY TALKS WITH KATE FILLION ABOUT WHY SO MANY ECONOMISTS UNDERSTAND SO LITTLE, AND HOW A BURN UNIT CHANGED HIS LIFEQ: What exactly is a behavioural economist? A: Much of standard economic analysisassumes rationality. If you ask a standard economist why…

The Yorker

WHAT WAS I THINKING?The latest reasoning about our irrational ways.   by Elizabeth Kolbert; FEBRUARY 25, 2008 People make bad decisions, but they make them in systematic ways. Acouple of months ago, I went on-line to order a book. The book had a…

The New York Observer

Making the Same Mistake Twice–And Why a Smart Buy Probably Isn’t BY EMILY BOBROW | FEBRUARY 15, 2008 | PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR DECISIONS I missed the deadline with this book review. Although I had plenty of time…

Kirkus Reviews

PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions    Most people don’t know what they want and don’t know that they want it-until they see it and the reptilian brain kicks in. “Everything is relative,” writes economist Ariely (Behavioral Economics/MIT), “and…

Publishers Weekly

Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why…

INTERVIEWS

Audio   Radio In Vivo Jan 30th 2008 Radio Show KUOW Speakers Forum (3/6/2008) Listen Here NPR: Dissecting People’s ‘Predictably Irrational’ Behavior NPR 02/21/2008 Listen Here Dan Ariely: Our Irrational Economic Mind Listen Here Video The Early Show (CBS 02/19/2008) Dan Ariely…

TESTIMONIALS

“Predictably Irrational is wildly original. It shows why–much more often than we usually care to admit–humans make foolish, and sometimes disastrous, mistakes. Ariely not only gives us a great read; he also makes us much wiser.” George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics,…