Richard Thaler, a professor at Chicago University, suggests that groups of three or more should set up a tab to be split at the end of the evening to stop each member of a party feeling obligated to buy a round for everyone.
Prof Thaler…said of buying rounds: “It is just a tradition and it has this unintended consequence. So if I was giving advice, I would say if there were more than three of you I would run a tab. These are the kinds of things that policy makers and publicans should be thinking about.”
Full story in the Daily Telegraph.