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Jodi Beggs: Economists Do It With Models

This site was started by Jodi Beggs, currently a lecturer at Northeastern University who has made many advancements for Economics in pop culture (like economics lessons in The Simpsons). Her posts appeal to a wider audience with easy to understand narratives, humor and wit.

Economist: Jodi Beggs at TEDxPublicStreet

Jodi Beggs is an economist and writer whose focus is on making economics accessible and interesting to a general audience. She aims to bring economics out of the traditional classroom and utilize technology in order to provide a more compelling learning experience. Jodi has taught economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level at various universities in the Boston area. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Jodi was awarded a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching...

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Economist: Jodi Beggs at TEDxPublicStreet

Jodi Beggs is an economist and writer whose focus is on making economics accessible and interesting to a general audience. She aims to bring economics out of the traditional classroom and utilize technology in order to provide a more compelling learning experience. Jodi has taught economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level at various universities in the Boston area. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Jodi was awarded a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching...

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TEDxBoston – Jodi Beggs – Context is King

"What's the problem with being influenced by all that? After all, isn't blissful part of being blissfully ignorant?" Indicators of popularity are pervasive in today's social media. However, social preferences can systematically bias our own choices in potentially unproductive ways. Behavioral economist Jodi Beggs shows how being aware of context, and the powerful effects our preconceived notions have on our actual experiences, can help lead to better decisions. In the spirit of ideas...

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TEDxBoston – Jodi Beggs – Context is King

"What's the problem with being influenced by all that? After all, isn't blissful part of being blissfully ignorant?" Indicators of popularity are pervasive in today's social media. However, social preferences can systematically bias our own choices in potentially unproductive ways. Behavioral economist Jodi Beggs shows how being aware of context, and the powerful effects our preconceived notions have on our actual experiences, can help lead to better decisions. In the...

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What Albums and Lattes Have in Common: Consumer Psychology and the Music Business

Economist Jodi Beggs explains how psychologists and behavioral economists can lend insight to the music business on the subject of consumer behavior. This talk is from NerdNite Boston on September 26, 2011. For related information, see www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com For t-shirts and other EDIWM items, see http://www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com/merch/ By Jodi Beggs - Economists Do It With Models http://www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com Facebook:...

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