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Misbehaving
The Making of Behavioral Economics
Richard H. Thaler
read on May 11, 2017

A great book on the history of behavioral economics. Covers the relationship Thaler had with Kahneman and Tversky, and really took me back to my undergrad thesis research. That said, didn't take good notes while going through this one, so not much to report here. As a resource on behavioral econ/finance, it was not better than Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Author Bio:

Richard H. Thaler (/ˈθeɪlər/; born September 12, 1945) is an American economist and the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2015, Thaler was president of the American Economic Association. He is a theorist in behavioral finance, and collaborated with Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky and others in further defining that field. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics. In its Nobel prize announcement, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that his "contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making. His empirical findings and theoretical insights have been instrumental in creating the new and rapidly expanding field of behavioral economics.