Research Review: An economics lens on ‘attention’

Rob Hamshar  |  Portfolio Construction Forum  |  09 February 2024  |  1.50 CE

The concept of “attention” is so woven into everyday speech and activity that it is easy to overlook its profound significance in our lives and in society at large. Attention has long been an area of interest in philosophy and the social sciences, broadly recognised for its critical role in shaping cognitive, emotional, and social experience and quality of life. However, it’s only been in the past few decades, coinciding with the rise of the internet, that attention has come to be viewed as a new type of economic resource, arguably distinct from factors such...

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