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Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Schelling

…to run into Schelling and told Schelling he should count me as one of his students. Schelling was unmoved. (For more on Schelling, Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution wrote this.)…



A Thomas Schelling Biography

…have read the delightful preface written by Richard Zeckhauser, a long-time colleague of Schelling at Harvard, which exactly captures my interactions with Schelling. Schelling is a Nobel prize winner in…



How Networking Influences What We Speak

…are pleased to have him. How Networking Influences What We Speak A Guest Post by David Grewal Anyone who’s read the Nobellist Thomas Schelling‘s classic The Strategy of Conflict will…



StickK To Your Commitments

Back when I was an undergraduate, I took a class from the future Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling. One day in class, he was talking about commitment problems: when you want…



Tying With Your Hands

…self is Thomas Schelling, although there may have been others. Schelling wrote about various strategies for achieving self-control, like throwing out all the ice cream in the freezer when you…



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Episode 60

Save Me From Myself (Replay)

A commitment device forces you to be the person you really want to be. What could possibly go wrong?

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Episode 60

Save Me From Myself

A commitment device forces you to be the person you really want to be. What could possibly go wrong?


‘The Logic of Life’

…Prize-winning economist), Tom Schelling (Nobel Prize-winning economist), and Tyler Cowen (blog-champion economist). I am glad they let a civilian in on the action. Tim is about to embark on a…



Prediction Markets in Science

…Robert Hahn who has been pushing hard on these issues. The fun part for me is that I can now claim three Nobel Laureates as co-authors: Ken Arrow, Thomas Schelling,…



Who Controls the Switch on a Geoengineering Machine?

…Thereof) of Aerosol Geoengineering,” Climatic Change, 109, 719-744. Klepper, Gernot, and Wilfried Rickels (2012), “The Real Economics of Climate Engineering,” Economics Research International, vol. 2012, article ID 316564. Schelling, Thomas…



Trust Among Thieves

…is that criminals might trust each other more after they have shared compromising information on themselves and especially have used violence together, an insight from Thomas Schelling that we test…




The Undercover Economist's New Radio Series

…the stories are of remarkable lives or surprising ideas in economics. We’ll learn about the impromptu engineering genius Bill Phillips, the cold war guru Thomas Schelling, and life-saving market designer…



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Episode 37

Sendhil Mullainathan Thinks Messing Around Is the Best Use of Your Time

He’s a professor of computation and behavioral science at the University of Chicago, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, and author. Steve and Sendhil laugh their way through a conversation about the…

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Episode 424

How to Make Your Own Luck

Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach…