The Politics of Human Irrationality

last updated August 18, 2013


I’m working on several essays or perhaps a short book on the "politics of human irrationality": how governments and policy makers  should balance respect for individual autonomy with a responsibility to keep in mind the counter-productive biases that individuals have.

Central to this project is a critique of the "nudge paternalism" inspired by a selective interpretation of results in behavioral economics.

For a description of my current work on this topic, see the description on the website related to my Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, here.