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The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life by [Thaler, Richard]
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By unraveling a series of real-world puzzles with philosophical and practical implications, Thaler illuminates some fairly abstruse ideas in an entertaining way.... The best minds in economics today, as Thaler's provocative book suggests, are trying to supplement with a broader understanding of what makes people tick.Christopher FarrellBusiness WeekRichard Thaler ... stylishly recounts empirical findings that skewer hitherto sheltered economic beliefs.Lola L. LopesContemporary Psychology

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Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers—they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"—why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day, why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another, and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the traplike efficiency we impute to them.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1773 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0691019347
  • Publisher: Free Press (26 June 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QUY3GO
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #342,707 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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robert waddington
3.0 out of 5 starsNot as engaging as Thaler's other books, but probably one of the most important
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Joel Skaistis
4.0 out of 5 starsBest book out there in the Popular economics genre
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5.0 out of 5 starsVery interesting
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2.0 out of 5 starsby an economist, for an economist
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1.0 out of 5 starsVery simplistic view of consumer decision making
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