Scarcity: a talk for people too busy to attend talks

Speaker: Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

Recorded on 21 May 2015 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Why does poverty persist? Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? A single psychology—the psychology of scarcity—connects these seemingly unconnected questions. The research in our book shows how scarcity creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset sheds light on our personal problems as well as the broader social problem of poverty and what we can do about it.

Sendhil Mullainathan (@m_sendhil) is a Professor of Economics at Harvard whose main interest is behavioural economics.

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