6 May 2014

Feature Interview: Dr Laurie Santos

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 6 May 2014

Yale psychologist Laurie Santos tries to figure out why people make dumb financial mistakes - by watching what monkeys do. Her lab taught some Capuchin Monkeys how to use money and it turns out they are just as bad at managing it as we often are. Dr Santos argues we may just be hardwired to be big spenders and bad savers.