No one seems to agree where the American economy is headed. Are we teetering on the verge of a recession or are there brighter skies ahead? Our answer to this question has a big impact on our financial decisions, from how we invest our money to whether we buy a new house or car. It also influences how policymakers steer the economy and where business leaders focus company resources.
When we look at the economy right now, we all see different things. My research tries to understand why. I’m a professor at University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, studying how our brains process financial information and how this interacts with our lived experiences to shape our economic worldview. Understanding where our perspectives come from can help us step outside of our own bubble and see the economy more clearly.
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