I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a book list on behavioral economics, finance, etc. Here are what I find to be some of the best books on these subjects. I picked books that are aimed at the intelligent reader who does not necessarily have specialized training in economics, sociology, or evolutionary psychology.
But I would also suggest you start with the 30-minute video of Daniel Kahneman’s Nobel Prize lecture
. Videos are always easier than books, and it’ll open your eyes to our cognitive limitations as a species. Yes, that means you, too. Especially you.
And, my favorite all time book—though I don’t recommend this if you are interested exclusively in how behavior affects finance; it only should be read if you have a hard-core interest in evolutionary psychology—is:
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