Choosing Not to Know
Forthcoming from the MIT Press
Paperback$45.00 X ISBN: 9780262045599 396 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 15 b&w illus.
What do people want to know? This is one of the deepest and most fascinating questions in all of social science. Focusing on deliberate ignorance, Hertwig and Engel offer new and fundamental answers to that question. This book is a major step forward.
Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University; author of Too Much Information
Is more information desirable? In classical economics, the answer is yes. This book provides compelling theory and examples from medicine, law, and politics to show that, in reality, people often prefer to be uninformed. The result is a fascinating read.
Harvard University; Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2016