Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To) (Ep. 341)

...of the week. Uri Gneezy is an economist at the University of California, San Diego. GNEEZY: That would have made me very nervous. That would have made me put more...

Thanks to Freakonomics Blog Readers (Sort of), the Gneezy and List Book Finally Has a Title

A while back we held a contest for the new popular economics book written by Uri Gneezy and John List. The authors and their publishers picked some of their favorite...

Another $1,000 at Stake in the Gneezy-List Book Title Experiment

A couple weeks ago, Uri Gneezy and John List asked our blog readers to come up with titles for their new book. And our readers did not disappoint! There were...

Women Are Not Men (Ep. 116)

...(one of the world’s few matrilineal societies). When it comes to competition, Gneezy says, nurture is key: GNEEZY : It’s not that men and women are not born differently. I’m...

Here’s Your Chance to Name a (Soon-to-Be) Best-Selling Book and Win $1,000

My close friend, colleague, and frequent co-author John List has written a popular (non-academic) book with another economist, Uri Gneezy. John and Uri are pioneers in the area of “field...

Not So Dismal After All

experimentation. Based on the paper Gneezy, A., U. Gneezy, LD Nelson and A. Brown (2010) “Shared social responsibility: A field experiment in Pay-What-You-Want pricing and charitable giving,” Science, 329, 5989,...

What Can a Ball and a Bucket Teach Us About Why Women Earn Less Than Men?

John List and Uri Gneezy have appeared on our blog many times. Now they have written a book, The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life....

How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten (Ep. 141)

...who is no stranger to this blog’s readers, give us the gospel of fundraising — what works, what doesn’t, and why. List and economist Uri Gneezy write about the science...