Research Review: Narrative economics and Covid-19

Rob Hamshar  |  Portfolio Construction Forum  |  25 October 2021  |  2.00 CE

The study of how narratives interact with economic events is most associated with the work of Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University, who published a book entitled Narrative Economics in 2019. Shiller’s main thesis is that stories (or narratives), regardless of whether they are true or false, drive the economy by influencing people’s decisions - including how and where to invest and how much to spend and save. Although researchers in other fields such as marketing, journalism, political science, education, and philanthropy have many decades ...

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