How a Behavioral Economist Explains a Frappuccino Problem

Since 1995, many of us have been consuming shamelessly decadent Frappuccinos. Just one Ultra Caramel Frappuccino with dark caramel coffee, layers of whipped cream (each topped with a dollop of caramel sauce), and white chocolate tops the 400 calorie threshold.…

Why You Might Want Some “Price Gouging”

Called “price gouging” by many of us, an increase in prices as a hurricane approaches could be a productive incentive for supply and demand.

What Soccer Can Teach Us About Investing

When measuring happiness around the world after a World Cup finals match, the pain of loss can exceed the pleasure of gain.

Why Charismatic Animals Need More Conservation

A paradox explains why our concern for wildlife conservation might not extend to the charismatic animals we most care about.

Why We Will Miss the Candy We Never Loved

Told that their least favorite candy might no longer exist, people are panic buying NECCO wafers and Sweethearts because the New England Confectionary Company could shut down.

Will Money Bring You Happiness?

Looking at our day-to-day emotions and our life evaluation, recent studies give us some answers about whether money brings happiness.

Will Money Make You Happy?

While it is tough to do happiness studies, the economists that keep trying have begun to conclude that money could indeed relate to our life satisfaction.

What Not To Tell During a Job Interview

Trying to narrow the gender pay gap, states are passing legislation that prohibits a salary history question during job interviews.

Why We Like Lotteries

We can ask why our lottery ticket spending has been $70 billion annually when we have such an infinitesimal chance of winning.

The Upside of Texas Price Gouging

Accused of price gouging after Harvey hit Texas, the businesses that raised prices might actually have been helping people.