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

TEDGlobal 2012 · 12:13 · Filmed Jun 2012

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.

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