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Scarcity
Author: Sendhil Mullainathan

ISBN: 9780141049199
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 22 October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 1.8
Description:
Why can we never seem to keep on top of our workload, social diary or chores? Why does poverty persist around the world? Why do successful people do things at the last minute in a sudden rush of energy? Here, economist Sendhil Mullainathan and psychologist Eldar Shafir reveal that the hidden side behind all these problems is that they're all about scarcity. Using the new science of scarcity, they will change the way you think about both the little everyday tasks and the big issues of global urgency.

About the Author

Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'. He conducts research on development economics, behavioural economics, and corporate finance. He is Executive Director of Ideas 42, Institute of Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.

Eldar Shafir is William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Most of his work focuses on descriptive analyses of inference, judgement, and decision making, and on issues related to behavioural economics.

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