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Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

Keith Chen is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management.

Keith Chen is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management.

TED presents Keith Chen who asks; what can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future — “It rain tomorrow,” instead of “It will rain tomorrow” — correlate strongly with high savings rates.

Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?
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