Careers Reading Group: Misbehaving by Richard Thaler
Beginning July 31, join Richard Thaler, Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at Chicago Booth, for a three-week reading group discussion of his latest book, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
Richard H. Thaler studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision-making which lies in the gap between economics and psychology. He investigates the implications of relaxing the standard economic assumption that everyone in the economy is rational and selfish, instead entertaining the possibility that some of the agents in the economy are sometimes human. Thaler is the director of the Center for Decision Research, and is the co-director (with Robert Shiller) of the Behavioral Economics Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Thaler will join alumni in conversation about his groundbreaking work, providing answers to questions and insight into the world of misbehaving economic actors. Delve into the history of behavioral economics and Thaler's successful struggle to help reshape traditional economic assumptions.
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