Psychologists at the Gate: A Review of Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow
AbstractThe publication of Daniel Kahneman's book, Thinking, Fast and Slow , is a major intellectual event. The book summarizes, but also integrates, the research that Kahneman has done over the past forty years, beginning with his path-breaking work with the late Amos Tversky. The broad theme of this research is that human beings are intuitive thinkers and that human intuition is imperfect, with the result that judgments and choices often deviate substantially from the predictions of normative statistical and economic models. In this review, I discuss some broad ideas and themes of the book, describe some economic applications, and suggest future directions for research that the book points to, especially in decision theory. (JEL A12, D03, D80, D87)
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Volume (Year): 50 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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