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The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« on: January 31, 2014, 12:51:46 PM »
FYI (especially if you enjoyed "The Overspent American":

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-best-behavioral-economics-reading-list-2011-6

I signed out oodles of these yesterday. So far they seem pretty damn interesting! Thought I'd share :)

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Re: The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 05:30:19 PM »
Wow, this is an awesome list! Thanks for posting it.

I've read a few of these (Nudge, Paradox of Choice, Predictably Irrational) and they are among some of my favorite books. Excited to have some more like them to read!

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Re: The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 06:05:27 PM »
Awesome! Thanks!

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Re: The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 02:29:24 PM »
"Your Money and Your Brain" by Jason Zweig is quite good, going through many of the pitfalls people experience when dealing with finance-related topics, tying many of them back to a brain that has evolved to deal with very different types of risks (avoiding being eaten, battling other humans, finding food), and is poorly designed to intuitively deal with long term goals and probability-based things like investing and risk management:
http://www.amazon.com/Your-Money-Brain-Science-Neuroeconomics-ebook/dp/B000SEPIGE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391375999&sr=8-1&keywords=your+money+and+your+brain+by+jason+zweig


While it's not strictly focused on behavioral finance, Charlie Munger's* Poor Charlie's Almanack has so many great snippets of wisdom of what works and doesn't work in business and investing that I consider it a must-read:
http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Charlies-Almanack-Charles-Expanded/dp/1578645018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391376255&sr=8-1&keywords=poor+charlie%27s+almanack

Munger is the long time business partner of master investor Warren Buffett.


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Re: The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 09:30:10 AM »
thanks for the goldmine.

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Re: The World's Best Behavioral Economics Books
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 11:08:43 AM »
You guys are sure warming this librarian's heart!!! Nothing so gratifying as connecting readers with books they may be interested in :)