08 June 2016
Behavioral economics and the paradox of Scottish emigration
Article is now in print.
‘You have only seen the fortunate few and drawn your conclusion accordingly’: Behavioural economics and the paradox of Scottish emigration in Angela McCarthy & John Mackenzie (eds), Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600 (EUP, 2016): A tribute to Professor Sir Tom Devine, FBA, the leading historian of modern Scotland and its diaspora.
In this article I apply the insights of behavioural economics - especially the work of Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler - to the study of migration.