Richard Thaler (Nobel Prize 2017) Age, Wife, Biography & More

Full Name Richard H. Thaler
Profession Economist, Professor
Field Behavioral Finance
Doctoral Advisor Sherwin Rosen
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White
Personal Life
Date of Birth 12 September 1945
Age (as in 2017) 72 Years
Birth Place East Orange, New Jersey
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality American
Hometown New Jersey
School Newark Academy, Livingston, Essex County, New Jersey
College/University Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Educational Qualification Ph.D.
Debut Book Writing: The Psychology of Choice and the Assumptions of Economics (1987)
Family Not Known
Religion Christianity
Favorite Things
Favorite Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Favorite Economists Herbert Simon, Robert Lucas Jr.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Name Not Known (Blogger, Photographer, Storyteller)
Richard Thaler Wife
Children Son– Not Known
Daughter– 1

American Economist Richard Thaler

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Richard Thaler

  • Does Richard Thaler smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Richard Thaler drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • For publishing a regular column in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, named ‘Anomalies,’ from 1987 to 1990, Thaler gained some attention in the field of Economics.
  • Along with Cass Sunstein, Thaler co-authored ‘Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.’ The book discusses how public and private organizations can help people make better choices in their daily lives.
  • He was seen in a cameo role in the 2015 film, The Big Short, alongside Selena Gomez to explain hot-hand fallacy.
  • Thaler is the founder of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, a firm that says a group of investors will capitalize on cognitive biases such as status quo bias, loss aversion, and endowment effect.
  • In October 2017, he was, for his remarkable contributions to the field of Behavioral Economics, bestowed with the prestigious Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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