Our guest Dan Airely is a behavioral economist.  He is a renowned author and speaker on the topics of Predictable Irrationality. Release Date June 13 2011


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Our guest  is Dan Airely.  He is a professor at Duke University dept of Psychology & Behavioral Economics. Dan also teaches at Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Dept of Economics and the School of Medicine at Duke.  He founded the Center for Advanced Hindsight and is the author of the NY Time bestsellers – “Predicitably Irrationality” and “The Upside of Irrationality“We talk to Dan about these topics:

  • What is Behavorial Economics?
  • How much self control would you say the average person has?
  • What is the impact of a lack of self control?
  • What is the cause of a lack of self control?
  • What can people do to gain more self control?
  • Is the amount of self control that someone has related strictly to them as a person? Or is there any cultural aspect of it?
  • If you wanted to motivate someone else to have more self control, how would you go about it?


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