Fuzzy data on whether Brits are better or worse off…
Statistical tug of war on UK living standards, Financial Times, 24 Jan 2014
Thinking twice about price, The Economist, 27 Jul 2013
Why it might be rational for young people not to save in the conventional sense of the word: in spending money, they are building consumption capital….
David Bowie & Consumption Capital, Chris Dillow, 8 Jan 2013
How marketers can take advantage of consumers’ innumeracy…
The Psychology of Discounting, The Economist, 29 Jun 2012
UK eating habits in the recession offer insights on the income elasticity of demand…
The basket case, The Economist, 23 Jun 2012
How transparent is Internet pricing?
How deep are your pockets?, The Economist, 30 Jun 2012
Amazon’s price discrimination, crookedtimber.org, Dec 2008
They’re watching you, The Economist, 16 Oct 2003
Interesting thoughts on government intervention and the law of unintended consequences…
Ofgem fine sends message to ‘Big Six’, Financial Times, 3 Apr 2013
Ofgem has now become a creature of government, Financial Times, 20 Oct 2012
Useful updates on how the insights from behavioural economics are being applied by policymakers.
Nudge, Nudge, think think, The Economist, 24 Mar 2012
UK Cabinet Office – Behavioural Insights
Marketers have vastly more information about potential consumers than ever before, and use it cleverly to mould preferences…including those of dogs!
Retail Therapy, The Economist, 17 Dec 2011
The all-telling eye, The Economist, 22 Oct 2011
Alcohol in Africa: Keep on walking, The Economist, 1 Oct 2011
Nestlé whistles up adverts to drive dogs wild, Financial Times, 30 Sep 2011
Hidden Persuaders II, The Economist, 24 Sep 2011
Can Groupon survive the competition? Will Groupon become the MySpace of daily deals?
The dismal scoop on Groupon, The Economist, 22 Oct 2011
Online coupon groups start to feel the heat, Financial Times, 13 August 2011