Why does poverty persist? Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? A single psychology--the psychology of scarcity--connects these seemingly unconnected questions. The research in our book shows how scarcity creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset sheds light on our personal problems as well as the broader social problem of poverty and what we can do about it.
Sendhil Mullainathan (@m_sendhil) is a Professor of Economics at Harvard whose main interest is behavioural economics.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEscarcity
Podcast & Video
A podcast and video of this event is available to download from Scarcity: a talk for people too busy to attend talks
Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.