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Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul
Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Jefferson Memorial Lectures
Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture
Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture
Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade
October 19, 2010
— 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
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.
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.
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