Richard Thaler, behavioral economist, has won the Memorial Prize in Economic Science awarded by the Nobel Committee for work that makes significant contributions. To the field of Economics to be sure but beyond it. Thaler’s writing has special significance to those who work in conflict resolution because we have an interest in helping people make better decisions, not least to advance the peaceful resolution of conflict. Generating more realistic understanding of human behavior and using the results of that understanding to improve public policy is an enormously valuable contribution, one that will keep on giving.
From the New York Times, here are 7 Richard Thaler Columns That Explain How Human Behavior Affects Economics