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New year, new project

10 January 2020

This year I’ll be writing a monthly diary. It’ll be a round-up of interesting snippets from interviews I conducted for articles and conversations with contacts. I’ll also include links to recent articles and blog posts. I aim to give you a better idea of the topics which interest me. If it sparks an idea for…

Why Johnson should worry about loss aversion

09 January 2020

Learning about behavioural economics is one of the best parts of being a pension journalist. This branch of social science endeavours to explain why humans often don’t make logical financial decisions. There are many fascinating observations. There is, for example, the endowment effect: people value more the things they already own than the ones they…