This year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences winner is credited with taking his field in an entirely new direction. Richard Thaler, renowned author and professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago, is often credited as the ‘godfather’ of behavioral economics. Here is an interview with Thaler explaining how he married the fields of psychology and economics. His 2008 book, Nudge (written with Cass Sunstein), is recommended reading for anyone who is interested in learning about how cognitive biases shape the decisions we make and our perceptions of the world around us.

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