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The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and The Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life by [Uri Gneezy, John List]

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The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and The Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life Kindle Edition

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"It is hard to imagine any story of innovation in our thinking about economics that does not involve Uri and John, especially their exploration of the sensitive, hidden aspects of economics." -DAN ARIELY, author of Predictably Irrational and professor of psychology and economics, Duke University

"A real home run of a book that shows how real people make real decisions in the real world. A breakthrough in both economic theory and practice." -DARON ACEMOLGLU, co-author of Why Nations Fail, Killian Professor of Economics, MIT

"John List's work in field experiments is revolutionary." - GARY BECKER, winner of the Nobel laureate in economics

"Uri Gneezy is a pioneer whose work tears down the wall between the lab and the field." -ALVIN E. ROTH, Nobel laureate in economics

"John List and Uri Gneezy have done pioneering work in economics on big, complex problems such as discrimination, whether gender differences are innate or the result of social pressures, and how to close the gap between inner-city students and those who live in wealthy areas. Anyone interested in finding solutions to these and other major problems will find their book a rich resource." - TYLER COWEN, George Mason University,

"John List and Uri Gneezy are among the foremost behavioral economists in the world. This book about their groundbreaking research is a true pleasure to read.” -DANIEL GILBERT, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness

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About the Author

Uri Gneezy was born and raised in Israel, where he learned applied game theory firsthand in the streets of Tel Aviv. Dr. Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics and professor of economics and strategy at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.

John A. List grew up in a working-class family in Wisconsin -- where his father drove trucks for a living -- and learned economics in hobby markets. Dr. List is the Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has been a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics (NBER) for more than a decade and served as senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors for environmental and resource economics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00C0UK3PU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins Publishers (Oct. 15 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1475 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but if you're going to read one book in this area, read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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