nova: mind over money

I couldn’t sleep last night and I thought some wee-hour TV (yes indeed, at 4am) would take care of things.  Boy was I wrong.  I ran into the PBS NOVA documentary Mind Over Money (it appears the documentary was just released a couple days ago, and it’s now online). Be sure to watch it — it’s very good.

The documentary features interesting discussions and debates about the efficiency (and not) of markets, emotions, value and decision-making, rationality, bubbles (housing and tulips), and so forth.   The documentary is peppered with interesting experimental findings, highlights of research and engaging interviews with scholars such as Gary Becker, John Cochrane, Eugene Fama, Jennifer Lerner, Robert Shiller, Richard Thaler, Vernon Smith, etc, etc.

I’m guessing most orgtheory readers are quite familiar with the central issues raised in the documentary, but it’s definitely still worth watching and I can see this documentary being very useful in the classroom.   Good stuff.


Written by teppo

April 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

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  1. Thanks for the info. Good to know your insomnia is useful for others….



    April 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm

  2. Good for them — you can now watch it online:



    April 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

  3. I wish it would play for Canadians. I saw a bit of it on TV. Wanting to watch the rest of it, I searched for it on NOVA’s website and the video said it couldn’t play in my region (Toronto) :(



    May 5, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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