What a Behavioral Economist Says About Exercise

Further evidence that economics is everywhere, a behavioral economist knows how to incentivize exercise through temptation bundling.

The Two Best Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

To keep our New Year’s resolutions, behavioral economics has several simple suggestions that painlessly preserve our discipline.

The Impact of Last Year’s Academy Awards

A year ago at the Academy Awards, Frances McDormand gave the movie studios a nudge when she referred to the inclusion rider.

Two Ways to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Called temptation bundling and piggybacking, ideas from behavioral economics provide some easy to follow methods for keeping our New Year’s resolutions.

Lazy Lauren

Dear Alexa, I have to admit I’m getting lazy. As always, my New Year’s resolution is to get in shape. But the protein shakes and five a.m. wake up calls just aren’t as appealing as they used to be. Why…

The Easiest Way to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Combining our “wants”and “shoulds” into temptation bundling, we wind up with a commitment device that helps us keep our New Year’s resolutions.

How Long Do We Keep Our New Year’s Resolutions?

Not especially high, the success rate for New Year’s resolutions drops off on “Off the Wagon” Thursday during the beginning of February.

Weekly Roundup: From Slicing Bread to Saving Honeybees

Our everyday economics includes behavioral economics, commitment devices, environment, supply, regulation, free trade, gender issues and the minimum wage.

The Best and Worst Ways to Stop Smoking

Expensive for employers and society, smoking is a habit that requires cleverly designed commitment devices for successfully getting people to quit.

How Temptation Bundling Can Help You Exercise More

Because cost and benefit analysis shows that temptation bundling for gym attendance encourages healthier behaviors, the approach can be used elsewhere.