Charging more at peak times could reduce congestion and lift profits. Would customers revolt?
Large-scale data project produces stark conclusion: military technology + agricultural productivity caused the takeoff
Disregarding data, novices often sail into strong winds
Third-party sellers would gain; consumers might pay more but increase control of products display
Learning gradually versus all at once and how we estimate value
Demolition of Chicago projects dispersed thousands to other areas
Can modern decision theory, paired with a half-century-old thought experiment, help make a more just society?
Taking a stand on controversial issues can hurt sales, but the effect is brief
Cellphone signals and patent citations approximate a theory’s long-sought paper trail
An approach tailored to investor risk appetite and more comparable to stocks
It’s still early days in genetic research, though advances will aid study of educational attainment and, notably, disease
Encouraging pre-commitment to a future behavior helps people do hard things — but it can backfire
Expanding chains drive out independent grocers, reduce access to fresh produce
Study finds interest in screening embryos for education propensity, especially if everyone else is doing it
A culture that valorized revenge among pre-industrial herders resonates today
Pushing aside GDP for a measure of human well-being turns out to be very, very difficult. Ask Dan Benjamin