Keith Chen

Could your language affect your ability to save money?

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012
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What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith 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
/ Behavioral economist

Keith Chen's research suggests that the language you speak may impact the way you think about your future.  Full bio.

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