Behavioural economics: To learn how to use it, you first have to try it

The unconscious mind has a far greater influence on our conscious decision making than most people realise.

To learn how to use it, you first have to try it

Behavioural economics provides us with the most complete picture yet of how human behaviour is not rational. Tim Reid explains the first steps to using the discipline effectively in marketing

Where to start with behavioural economics? You probably already have, although you might not have realised it. Some of the best marketing and advertising works because of a quirk in human nature that was spotted by someone insightful long before we'd ever heard of behavioural economics.

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