The Merging of Economics & Psychology 




Please join UChicago economist, Allen R. Sanderson, for this 'Feast' lecture. For better or worse, one of the exciting economic frontiers in terms of general interest, teaching, research, and public policy in this country and abroad is clearly behavioral economics, the merging of economics and psychology. Taking on the straw man of the rational, consistent and predictable “economic man,” scholars have put some heavy thumbs – “nudges” – on the scales to improve private and public decision making. This research has also resulted in several Nobel prizes, including Richard Thaler of Chicago-Booth in 2017, and a couple of good books in the 21st century. Their kin, experimental economists, have contributed the findings from laboratory and field studies to make humans healthier and less wasteful of economic resources. Whether they can also make us happier is another matter. But we’ll discuss all of this in March.


11:00 am: Refreshments & Registration

11:30 am: Program 

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Event Information

Cost: $12.00/per person; includes light refreshments
Registeration Required by March 2nd at 10:00 am

TICKETS are nonrefundable


Saturday, 03/3/18 at 11:00am - 1:15pm | iCal


Saieh Hall
1160 East 58th Room 203
Chicago, IL United States

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Look Who's Coming:

William Andersen
Liliana Fargo
Jared Young
Guest of Jared Young
Bill Roule
  AB '79, MBA '81
Abraham Emmanuel
Blakely Winstead
Rebecca Smith
Brian Kennedy
Lisa Warshauer
David Whitney
Juliana Chyu
  UChicago friend
Elizabeth Stefanski
Raymond Stefanski
Jillian Mislinski
Charmaine Owens
  Alumni Club of Chicago
Sam Owens
  Owens & Freeman
David Burrus
Marie Lekkas
Tonia Liss
Gil Liss
Robert Racky
Bruce Svoboda
Joe Campion
Marybeth Campion
K. Rizwan Kadir
Michael Pope
Bilkish Patel
Robert Parsons
Carole Ahlberg
Howard Stolar
  Carol Wolk Interiors
Lynda Lane
Joe Huang
Asha Nathan
Guest of Asha Nathan
Tai Wai Cheng
Howard Zar
... a total of 44 guests.
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Event Contact
Lisa Warshauer, EX'88