That’s a very good question, which (like many good questions) doesn’t really have a clear answer. If a psychologist can win the Nobel Prize for Economics, it’s obvious that there is more than a passing connection between the two.

In my view there is little progress to be made by trying to establish definite boundaries between the social sciences: they all attempt to understand, predict and influence human behaviour. If you take an empirical, evidence-based perspective the exact label of the discipline doesn’t matter that much; what matters is that what you do enhances understanding and insight, and fits the facts.

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius

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