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From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a groundbreaking account of how stories help drive economic events―and why financial panics can spread like epidemic viruses

Stories people tell―about financial confidence or panic, housing booms, or Bitcoin―can go viral and powerfully affect economies, but such narratives have traditionally been ignored in economics and finance because they seem anecdotal and unscientific. In this groundbreaking book, Robert Shiller explains why we ignore these stories at our peril―and how we can begin to take them seriously. Using a rich array of examples and data, Shiller argues that studying popular stories that influence individual and collective economic behavior―what he calls "narrative economics"―may vastly improve our ability to predict, prepare for, and lessen the damage of financial crises and other major economic events. The result is nothing less than a new way to think about the economy, economic change, and economics. In a new preface, Shiller reflects on some of the challenges facing narrative economics, discusses the connection between disease epidemics and economic epidemics, and suggests why epidemiology may hold lessons for fighting economic contagions.

Review

“A magisterial account.”―Steve Denning, Forbes

“Excellent.”―Gillian Tett, Financial Times

An eloquent and accessible exposition of a seductive idea.”―Tim Jackson, Nature

“Shiller’s thorough discussion and many examples are certainly convincing as to the importance of narratives in individual economic decision-making and aggregate economic phenomena.”―Sonia Jaffe, Science

“A wonderfully enjoyable ride. . . . Shiller’s book is filled with bite-size nuggets . . . that are easily digested and provide illuminating parallels between the virality of diseases and fads and bubbles in asset prices.”―Mihir Desai, Times Higher Education

About the Author

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance (Princeton), among many other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Twitter @RobertJShiller
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Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

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  • ISBN: 9780691210261
  • Author: Robert J. Shiller
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Pages: 408
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a groundbreaking account of how stories help drive economic events―and why financial panics can spread like epidemic viruses

Stories people tell―about financial confidence or panic, housing booms, or Bitcoin―can go viral and powerfully affect economies, but such narratives have traditionally been ignored in economics and finance because they seem anecdotal and unscientific. In this groundbreaking book, Robert Shiller explains why we ignore these stories at our peril―and how we can begin to take them seriously. Using a rich array of examples and data, Shiller argues that studying popular stories that influence individual and collective economic behavior―what he calls "narrative economics"―may vastly improve our ability to predict, prepare for, and lessen the damage of financial crises and other major economic events. The result is nothing less than a new way to think about the economy, economic change, and economics. In a new preface, Shiller reflects on some of the challenges facing narrative economics, discusses the connection between disease epidemics and economic epidemics, and suggests why epidemiology may hold lessons for fighting economic contagions.

Review

“A magisterial account.”―Steve Denning, Forbes

“Excellent.”―Gillian Tett, Financial Times

An eloquent and accessible exposition of a seductive idea.”―Tim Jackson, Nature

“Shiller’s thorough discussion and many examples are certainly convincing as to the importance of narratives in individual economic decision-making and aggregate economic phenomena.”―Sonia Jaffe, Science

“A wonderfully enjoyable ride. . . . Shiller’s book is filled with bite-size nuggets . . . that are easily digested and provide illuminating parallels between the virality of diseases and fads and bubbles in asset prices.”―Mihir Desai, Times Higher Education

About the Author

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance (Princeton), among many other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Twitter @RobertJShiller

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