More and farther, our desire

We would like to see more and farther than our predecessors, we are not going to have keener vision or greater height, but we will be lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature. We are dwarfs, but dwarfs who stand on the shoulders of those giants, and small though we are, we will be able to manage to see farther on the horizon than they. That is our desire.

I’m sorry for the recreation of Bernard of Chartres and William of Basquerville, fictional friar from The Name of the Rose. But this is my shortest article, it is a summer article!

From whom can we learn about Behavioral Economics and in an easy way?

And … about Behavioral Economics? What can we learn? How to introduce us? And most importantly, from whom? We will do it easily and seriously at the same time. We will use the digital media we have at our disposal, those that come from online courses, MOOc`s, online courses aimed at open access via the web. MOOCs provide interactive courses with user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants, as well as immediate feedback to quick quizzes and assignments.

Three proposals from around the world

The first, Behavioural Economics in Action edX. This course builds on much of the fascinating work in the area of behavioral economics and allows learners to develop a hands-on approach by understanding its methods and more importantly, how it can be harnessed by suitably designing contexts to “nudge” choice.

The second, Behavioral Finance Duke coursera.This course is intended to guide participants towards better financial choices. Learn how to improve your spending, saving, and investing decisions for the future.

And the third, Beta Behavioural insights for public policy. It should help you understand the basics of BI, the mission and work of BETA, as well as the ethical application of the field.