Dan Ariely

Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, author of "Predictably Irrational"

Dan Ariely appears in the following:

Navigating Life's Turmoils, With Dan Ariely By Your Side

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses the new, expanded collection of his Wall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely.” 

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The Truth About Lies

Monday, May 18, 2015

There's a lot you may not know about lying. Including the fact that you may be lying to yourself right now. 

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You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yes, Ebola is scary. But despite the concerns and media coverage, it is still highly unlikely that the average person will be infected with Ebola.

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Are Holiday Bonuses a Good Investment for Companies?

Monday, December 10, 2012

When Markus Dohle, the chief executive of Random House, announced at the company holiday party that each and every employee who had been with the company for a year — from top executi...

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Are We All Liars and Cheaters?

Monday, June 11, 2012

When we think about who liars and cheaters are in our society, we might think of politicians, bankers or lawyers. But if you really look at your own behavior, you are probably not too far behind.

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Dan Ariely tells the Truth about Dishonesty

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and he argues that irrational forces often determine whether we behave ethically or not. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally.

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A Sign of the Times: Underearners Anonymous

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous. Maybe you’ve heard of Narcotics Anonymous, or Gamblers Anonymous. But have you ever heard about Clutterers Anonymous? Or Online Gamers A...

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Method Behind Market Madness

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The markets continued their volatile ways yesterday with stocks taking a major nose-dive. Investors went into panic-mode trying to find anything safe to put their money into. Most put their money into the U.S. government's debt, but uncertainty remains. With so many factors affecting the global markets, how do we decide how investors will react and influence the markets?


Dan Ariely on the Distribution of Wealth

Monday, July 04, 2011

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks about the study “Building a Better America—One Wealth Quintile at a Time,” conducted together with Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton, and what it reveals about Americans’ ideas about the distribution of wealth in this country.

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Dan Ariely on Our Ideas About the Distribution of Wealth

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks about the study “Building a Better America—One Wealth Quintile at a Time,” conducted together with Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton, and what it reveals about Americans’ ideas about the distribution of wealth in this country.

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The 99ers

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dan Ariely, behavioral economist at Duke University and author of The Upside of Irrationality, takes a look at the so-called 99ers -- the segment of the population that has been unemployed for over ninety-nine weeks, at which point their unemployment benefits end. What's next for them?

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Irrational Behavior

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dan Ariely uses behavioral economics to explain how human irrationality affects life, business, and public policy. In The Upside of Irrationality, he describes such idiosyncrasies as the IKEA effect and the Baby Jessica effect, and talks about what behavioral patterns can improve how we love, live, work, innovate, manage, and govern. 

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A Rational Argument for Financial Oversight

Friday, April 23, 2010

President Obama was on Wall Street yesterday pushing for stronger oversight of the financial industry, which he set forth as the best way to prevent another massive financial collapse.

"The only people who ought to fear the kind of oversight and transparency that we're proposing are those whose conduct will fail this scrutiny," Obama said during a speech at Cooper Union.


Bank Bonus Week Begins

Monday, January 11, 2010

Main Street may be fed up with Wall Street's apparent gluttony, but banks are once again awarding huge bonuses. The nation's biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, are ...


Grading the Teacher's Teachers

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Poor study habits, too much TV or goofing off are usually cited as reasons students get bad grades. But the state of Texas has a different idea for why some students are underperformi...

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What Your Credit Card Company Can Do to You

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Senate voted 90 to 5 in favor of putting new restrictions on the credit card industry. In an effort to protect consumers’ rights, the legislation would put an end to some of the p...


Voters assess President Obama's first 100 days

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

To assess President Obama’s first 100 days, we’re going to the experts—the men and women who thought long and hard about his qualifications: the voters. We’re checking back in with th...


Dan Ariely on why we pay taxes (and why we sometimes don't)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Tax Day! In these challenging economic times, and in the wake of massive bank bailouts and several of Obama's cabinet nominees who took tax missteps, people may be fishing for an...


Lessons of self-control via Warren Buffett's weight-loss plan

Friday, April 03, 2009

Investor Warren Buffett’s financial wizardry is a mix of shrewd analysis and a steely self-control, which keeps his instincts in check when panic claims Wall Street. But when the numb...

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AIG bonuses and the rule of law

Monday, March 16, 2009

AIG's bonus payments of $165 million to executives made no one happy. Well, the executives probably didn't mind them. From Ben Bernanke to Lawrence Summers, we're all mad at these guy...

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