The Strangeness of Tradition

In case you missed it, it’s well worth listening again to this episode of the Human Zoo (series 7), first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22 December 2015.  Hear NIBS Co-Investigator’s Nick Chater (University of Warwick) and Bob Sugden (University of East Anglia) talk about “The Strangeness of Tradition“. Christmas is the time of year …

Regret Theory: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In 1982, the Economic Journal published a paper by Graham Loomes and Robert Sugden proposing an alternative theory of rational choice under uncertainty called regret theory.  A special anniversary session discussed the history of the theory, its success relative to other approaches, its applications and empirical evidence.  In this video clip NIBS Co-Investigator, Robert Sugden, …

Bob Sugden and The Human Zoo

NIBS co-investigator Robert Sugden recently appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Human Zoo (on which another NIBS co-investigator, Nick Chater, is a frequent contributor).  Bob discussed the implications of competition and competitive environments with Elizabeth Anderson, the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Elizabeth has written …