Behavioral Economics

The intersection of psychology and economics, behavioral economics looks at human tendencies that involve biology and culture when predicting and explaining economic decision-making.

What Kind of Consumer Are You?

Looking at 18 countries, we would see that the interplay of health and wealth during the coronavirus pandemic has affected consumer behavior.

What Kind of Consumer Are You?

Looking at 18 countries, we would see that the interplay of health and wealth during the coronavirus pandemic has affected consumer behavior.

When the Line Graph Began

During the 18th century, one man invented the simple kinds of data visualizations that let us remember and grasp the meaning of statistics.

What Movie Leading Roles (Don’t) Say About Diversity

Through leads, co-leads, and directors, we can see the underrepresentation of diversity in movies for gender, race, and ethnicity.

How Sweden Is Coping With Coronavirus

Different from its neighbor Denmark, Sweden’s pandemic policy emphasized voluntary guidelines rather than a mandatory lockdown.

The Reopening Role of the Restroom

A big issue with little discussion, restroom problems need to be solved as we plan to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns.

What We Will Miss in the Mall

Looking at the first shopping mall and its evolution, we can see how its original concept will now be turned upside down.

The Problem With Predictable Surprises

Economists can explain and improve our inadequate disaster preparation for predictable wildfires, diseases, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Jaywalking and the Tradeoff Between Order and Openness

Looking at activities that range from jaywalking to loading dishwashers, we can see how tight and loose social norms can shape behavior.

Coronavirus, a Baby Boom, and a Divorce Spike

Evidence from past natural disasters indicate that the coronavirus impact could relate to the birth rate and the divorce rate.