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Eldar Shafir

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Eldar Shafir is the William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He conducts research in cognitive science, judgment and decision-making, and behavioral economics. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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  • Eldar Shafir interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show

    Eldar Shafir discusses 'Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much' on The Brian lehrer Show.

  • Sendhil Mullainathan interviewed on Marketplace.

    Sendhil Mullainathan discusses 'Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much' on Marketplace.

  • Eldar Shafir interviewed on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

    Eldar Shafir discusses 'Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much' on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.

  • Eldar Shafir interviewed on The Tavis Smiley Show

    Eldar Shafir discusses 'Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much' on The Tavis Smiley Show.

  • Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition

    Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir discusses 'Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much' on NPR's Morning Edition.

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Q & A

Where are you from?
Israel
 
Who are your favorite writers?
William Styron, David Grossman, Philip Roth, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
 
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
On the writing of this book:  The Selfish Gene,
 
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Travel, Music, Literature, Windsurfing
 
What is your favorite quote?
“For those who like that sort of thing, that’s the sort of thing they like.”-Amos Tversky
 
What inspired you to write your first book?
Academic work of the kind we do rarely translates into the opportunity or urge to communicate a larger message.  This joint work, begun in smaller steps, developed into a world-view that seems both original and deep.  What better reason to write a book!
 
Where do you write?
Everywhere: office, home, public libraries.  Favorite place is some quiet and pleasant café’.
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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity—and our flawed responses to it—shapes our lives, our society, and our cultureWhy do successful people get things...

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