VIDEO: Two notable economists talk money

Dan Ariely and Brown School’s Michal Grinstein-Weiss take time during Ariely’s recent campus visit to talk savings — and spending

Noted behavioral economist Dan Ariely, visiting the Washington University in St. Louis campus in March, took time to chat with friend and fellow researcher Michal Grinstein-Weiss of the Brown School’s Center for Social Development. What do great economic minds talk about when they get together? First, their groundbreaking Refund to Savings program — a joint project that encourages savings through Intuit Inc.’s TurboTax. Other topics included how social proof encourages savings, new ways to save and even new ways to spend.