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“You don’t conquer anything except things in yourself”. Flow: A book review

Flow is “the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it”.

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A Crisis of Beliefs: A book review

In their book Nicola Gennaioli, professor of finance at Bocconi University, and Andrei Shleifer, professor of economics at Harvard University “A Crisis of Beliefs” give the reader a novel interpretation of the 2008 crisis as well as the tools to understand financial instability on a larger scale. This book is a summary of the authors’ research and it is effective because it gives the possibility to almost everyone […]

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

Life is made of decisions: whether about your career path, health insurance, marriage, the next brand of toothpaste you want to try or whatever else, you simply cannot avoid them. What professors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein address in Nudge is the possibility of improving people’s choices by acting on the design of the question. It is just as […]

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Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow is the book that every behavioural economics enthusiast should read at least once in their lifetime. The author is nothing less than Daniel Kahneman, the psychologist awarded with the Nobel prize in economics in 2002 for his work on human judgement and decision making under uncertainty, which combines psychological research with […]

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“Scarcity”: a book review

Review of “Scarcity”