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Observer Article

Kahneman Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nobel Laureate and APS Fellow Daniel Kahneman, a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ... More>


A Seat at the Table

Practically every challenge facing modern society is fueled in part by entrenched behaviors that science can help understand and perhaps change. The federal government is creating a team that will give a broader set of behavioral scientists a seat at the table in policymaking. ... More>


Presidential Column

Teaching With a Nobel-Prize Winner

I’ve had my share of rewarding classroom experiences, but the one I’ve enjoyed most has been the privilege of team-teaching a course with Nobel prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever. The course […]... More>


When paying more stops paying off


Member Article

Financial Decision Making and the Aging Brain

Many of the most influential financial decision makers in our society from business to politics happen to be middle-aged. The average age of Fortune 500 chief executive officers and chief financial officers is around the mid-fifties. Historically, the average appointment age of Federal Reserve Chairs and National Economic Council Directors is also in the fifties. ... More>