Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend Links

1. Saltire Scholarships for Scottish Students to go overseas

2. HBR post on what data can't tell you about consumers

3. Important paper by Shah, Mullainathan and Shafir on attentional consequences of poverty 

4. Behavioural Change month at UCL 

5. Details for Stirling students looking to apply for ESRC 

6. Students wishing to applying to ESRC in UK more generally in any area should look here 

7. Ipsos-MORI survey in Scotland about acceptability of nudge-type policies 

8. TED-Talk by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on adolescent brain

9. Special issue of Journal of Behavioral Decision Making on individual differences in decision making competence

10. Prof Arie Kapteyn to lead new economic and social research center at USC

11. National Academies Press: Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy 

12. Sarah Stewart-Brown VOX article on whether fruit and vegetables are good for mental and physical health

13. JDM paper by Rao and Li providing experimental evidence for a range of intertemporal choice effects

14. Cokely et al (2012) a new risk literacy test "The Berlin Numeracy Test"

15. If you were able to time travel, would you visit the past or the future? A recent JDM paper looked at preferences

16. Good article on current debate on glucose depletion and willpower

17. RAND Working Paper by Brown et al on extent to which people know the value of annuities as barrier to annuity-holding

18. EU Commission Green paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments"

19. John Van Reenan outlines the books that inspired him on LSE Review of Books

20. Warriors against Rational Choice (WARC): Drunk crocodile riding edition 

21. Policy Insights from Behavioral Economics: A FED book from 2007 with interesting essays (h/t Clare)

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