I am behavioral economist Richard Thaler. You might have read my previous book, NUDGE. My latest book, MISBEHAVING, talks about how we all misbehave (as judged by economists) and my own career of misbehaving by pointing that out. AMA!
I've spent a career misbehaving in the economist profession. I'm now at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. My recent book is my latest act of misbehaving, since its format (a substantive intellectual memoir that's meant to be funny) I've been assured can't possibly sell more than 10 copies. The successful books that share all those 3 qualities is the null set.
I'm here at reddit NYC with Victoria to answer your questions.
- I am on Twitter: https://twitter.com/R_Thaler
- Info on new book MISBEHAVING: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/misbehaving/
Edit: Thanks for all the great questions. And keep misbehaving!