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The why axis : hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life

Author: Uri Gneezy; John A List
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two superstars revolutionizing economics?indeed all social science? provide breakthrough ideas for taking on big, complicated problems, using colorful stories from their travels and experiments around the worldBased on groundbreaking original research, The Why Axis is a colorful examination of why people do what they do?observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve. Uri Gneezy and John List  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uri Gneezy; John A List
ISBN: 9781443407601 1443407607 9781610393126 1610393120 1306437415 9781306437417
OCLC Number: 859249270
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Getting beyond assumptions : what makes people do what they do? --
How can you get people to do what you want? : when incentives (don't) work and why --
What can Craigslist, mazes, and a ball and bucket teach us about why women earn less than men? : on the plains below Kilimanjaro --
What can a matrilineal society teach us about women and competition? : a visit to the Khasi --
How can sad silver medalists and happy bronze medalists help us close the achievement gap? : public education : the $627 billion problem --
How can poor kids catch rich kids in just months? : a voyage to preschool --
What seven words can end discrimination? : I don't really hate you, I just like money --
Be careful what you choose, it may be used against you! : the hidden motives behind discrimination --
How can we save ourselves from ourselves? :using field experiments to inform life and death situations --
What really makes people give to charity? : don't appeal to people's hearts, appeal to their vanity --
What can cleft palates and opt-out boxes teach us about people's reasons for giving to charity? : the remarkable phenomenon of reciprocity --
Why is today's business manager an endangered species? : creating a culture of experimentation at your business --
How to change the world --
or at least get a better deal : life is a laboratory.
Responsibility: Uri Gneezy and John A. List ; with a foreword by Steven D. Levitt.

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Two superstars revolutionizing economics?indeed all social science? provide breakthrough ideas for taking on big, complicated problems, using colorful stories from their travels and experiments around the worldBased on groundbreaking original research, The Why Axis is a colorful examination of why people do what they do?observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve. Uri Gneezy and John List are like the anthropologists who spend months in the field studying the people in their native habitats. But in their case they embed themselves i.

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