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This blog is dedicated to exploring the application of quantiative tools from mathematics, physics, and other natural sciences to issues in finance, economics, and the social sciences. The focus of this blog will be on tools, methodology, and logic. This blog will also occasionally delve into philosophical issues surrounding quantitative finance and quantitative social science.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Harvard Magazine Article on Behavioral Economics & Finance

The March/April 2006 issue of Harvard Magazine has a cover story on behavioral economics and behavioral finance research (with the focus on the work being done at Harvard). You can read the article at http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/030640.html .

It's a very interesting article that covers a wide variety of applications of behavioral finance and economics ranging from micro-finance / economic development to improving 401(k) pension plans. I'm particularly interested in Prof. David Laibson's work on delayed versus available rewards based on the 'primrose path' paradigm in psychology.

There are a couple of interesting sidebars to the article: one on neuroeconomics and the other on game theory. You can get to them via links on the main page of the article.

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