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 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 Credit Scores Complicate Love

To find out if a relationship will last, you can ask the New York Federal Reserve Bank about credit cards and assortative mating.

Weekly Roundup: From Good Voices to Bad Marriages

Our everyday economics includes GDP, human capital, price system, public goods, taxes, gender pay gap, externalities, subsidies, marriage economics and ROI.

Tradeoffs and Marriage: Like a Horse and Carriage

As the pill, education and employment opportunities changed the value of women as wives, the tradeoffs that relate to being married have also changed.