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Week 1 - Introduction
The birth of neoclassical economics and why and how social and psychological dimensions were excluded from its analysis of economic life.
Guy Dauncey reviews Can’t We Just Print More Money? Economics in Ten Simple Questions, by Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning, Bank of England. Two economists from the Bank of England
Week 2 - The social psychology of modernity: Tackling the disenchantment of the economic world
The social and psychological processes at the core of the experience economy used by corporations to combat the “disenchantment of the world” due to the development of market.
Week 3 & 4 - Metaphors and decision-making in economic life & Narratives and decision-making
Week 5 & 6 - The self & its extension in economic life and Presenting the sefl to others in economic life
Week 7 - Bonding with others in economic life
Week 8 - Using and disrupting social norms
When the world is facing large systemic crises, Ingrid Kvangraven asks why is the economics profession celebrating small technical fixes? This week it was announced that Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Week 9 - Changing economic life: From scepticism to resistance in marketplace
Week 10 - Social exclusion in economic life
Behavioural insights in the age of austerity: how research on the psychology of poverty can help us to stay focused on society
Public policy attention toward behavioural insights risks focusing on individual decision-making at the cost of considering the root causes of broader societal problems. But evidence from emerging research that spans