Advice from the most successful car salesman ever Aug29

Advice from the most successful car salesman ever

via Nudge blogIt ain’t complicated, reports Farnam Street. So how does (Joe Girard), who sells one car at a time to everyday customers, ...

A “plan” to save money at Britain’s National Health Service Aug09

A “plan” to save money at Britain’s National Health Service

via Nudge blogThe Telegraph reports that having patients write down the details of their appointment themselves could save the NHS £250 ...

A behavioral bedtime story for your kids Jul28

A behavioral bedtime story for your kids

via Nudge blogNudge blog reader and father Andrew Luccasen reads a bedtime story to his children with a nice behavioral lesson about the ...

Nudges and public policy. Get back to the basics of behavioral science Jul22

Nudges and public policy. Get back to the basics of behavioral science

via Nudge blogCass Sunstein is busy working for the Obama administration and Richard Thaler is currently consulting to the coalition ...

The fine work of a human being Jul01

The fine work of a human being

via Nudge blogSnapped across from the Huntington Metro Station in Alexandria, Virginia. Hard to tell what’s more human – the sign ...

American Airlines changes boarding procedure based on how econs behave and “complete chaos” follows Jun30

American Airlines changes boarding procedure based on how econs behave and “complete chaos” follows...

via Nudge blogAmerican Airlines recently changed its boarding process from one that fills the plane from back-to-front to one that ...

Borrow less tomorrow Jun06

Borrow less tomorrow

via Nudge blogDean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman adapt the Save More Tomorrow idea to help people better manage their debt. Zinman talks about ...

A more ruthless alarm clock… Jun03

A more ruthless alarm clock…

via Nudge blogA) SnūzNLūz – the alarm clock that donates any amount you designate to a charity you despise if you don’t wake up. ...

Assorted links May29

Assorted links

via Nudge blog1) Cass Sunstein writes in the Wall Street Journal about new money-saving regulations. 2) Disney creates scarcity with its ...

Paying for the right to write May11

Paying for the right to write

via Nudge blogEvery day, procrastination threatens dissertations around the world. Another class, another paper, another experiment, another ...

Air New Zealand smashes the standard pre-flight safety video Apr28

Air New Zealand smashes the standard pre-flight safety video

via Nudge blogThe pre-flight script and video about rules for flying is routinely ignored, despite attendants requests for attention. ...

The gym business model – exploiting behavioral economics in all the wrong ways Apr05

The gym business model – exploiting behavioral economics in all the wrong ways

via Nudge blogIf you need an example of behavioral economics for one of your classes, you can never go wrong with the gym. Men’s ...