Behavioural economics or not?

My debate with Stuart Derbyshire is now published as this week's Rising East essay.

Please read and let me know what you think. Is Stuart right that behavioural economics is a bit trivial and a bit patronising? Or do you prefer my argument that it has some real insights into decision-making which will make an immense difference to how we do economics and manage economic policy?

And if you'd like to argue it in person, please come to the Battle for the Economy (see above) and throw your questions at us (along with Emre Ozdenoren and Michael Savage, who are just as interesting but may have better things to do than argue it out with us in advance).


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