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Richard Thaler on Nudge

Richard Thaler in conversation with Tim Harford

60 mins watch time

Posted September 2021

Economics

In 2008, Nobel laureate and economist Richard Thaler and legal scholar Cass Sunstein wrote a book that would go on to transform the way we tackle the world’s most urgent challenges: from climate change to terrorism, economic growth to poverty, discrimination to inequality. Building on thirteen years of subsequent research and experience, Richard Thaler joined Tim Harford to explore a wealth of bright new ideas – from saving the planet to data ownership, personal finance to “sludge” (nuisance paperwork that keeps us from getting what we want).