Economic analysis has for decades operated largely on the assumption that people are rational actors who make rational decisions. Public policy has often shared that assumption. But fresh thinking from the increasingly prominent field of behavioural economics has other ideas for better policy in both sectors. The Agenda discusses this new field of analysis.
Episode:
Combining Human Behaviour With Medical and Economic Analysis
Aired:
Mar 21, 2018
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