Richard H. Thaler
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Behavioral Science & Economics, and Director of the Center for Decision Research, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock LecturesOctober 19, 2010 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
About The Lecture Professor Thaler has made it his habit to look for data in unusual places. His first lecture draws on the behavior of New York City taxi cab drivers, game show participants, and National Football League teams to … ContinuedInternational House Auditorium - 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley Berkeley Graduate Lectures firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY
About The Lecture
Professor Thaler has made it his habit to look for data in unusual places. His first lecture draws on the behavior of New York City taxi cab drivers, game show participants, and National Football League teams to see what can be learned about human behavior.
This is the first of two lectures presented by Richard H. Thaler. The second lecture, Rethinking Regulation after the Financial Crisis and the Oil Spill: A Behavioral Approach, takes place on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
About Richard H. Thaler
Richard Thaler is renowned for his extremely influential contributions to the emerging field of behavioral economics over the last three decades. He is considered by many to be the pioneer in integrating psychological research with economic theory and the inventor of the field of behavioral economics. Thaler’s studies also focus on behavioral finance and the psychology of decision-making. He explores the implications of loosening the standard economic assumption that everyone in the economy is rational and selfish, instead considering the possibility that some of the participants in the economy are sometimes human.
In the News
- 2017 Nobel in Economics is Awarded to Richard Thaler (The New York Times)