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Lifestyle & Literature, Economy

Undercover Economist Interview Series - Richard Thaler

London |
Speakers include:
Tim Harford

Tim Harford

Financial Times

Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler

Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Overview

“Recall that people like to do what most people think it is right to do; recall too that people like to do what most people actually do.” – Richard Thaler, Nudge

Join us and the Financial Times’ Tim Harford at the third Undercover Economist Interview Series event this June, with American behavioural economist and author, Richard Thaler.

Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying an alarm clock, selling football tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave.

Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behaviour, Thaler will discuss how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world, revealing how behavioural economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything, as outlined in his latest book, Misbehaving.

Don’t miss an evening of entertaining history of behavioural economics told by its most vivacious and inventive founding member.

18:15 - Registration and bar opens
19:00 - Interview with Richard Thaler
20:30 - Close

**A limited number of extra tickets are now available.

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Featuring (2)

Tim Harford

Tim Harford

Undercover Economist
Financial Times

Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. His long-running column, "The Undercover Economist”, reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, while he also writes op-eds, interviews and long feature articles for the FT.

Tim’s first book, The Undercover Economist has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. He is also the author of The Logic of Life, Dear Undercover Economist, Adapt and most recently The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.

Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. As a broadcaster, Tim has presented television and radio series for the BBC, most famously More or Less on Radio 4. His new Radio 4 series, which launched early in 2013, is called Pop Up Ideas.

He is Economics Commentator of the Year, 2014.

Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler

Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Richard H. Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioural Science and Economics and the director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. He is co-the author of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness and has worked in the US with Barack Obama and with David Cameron's 'Nudge Unit' in the UK.

Tickets

Standard Ticket + Book - £35
Includes a signed copy of Misbehaving

Couples Ticket - £52
Includes two tickets and one signed copy of Misbehaving

Standard Ticket - £19

Full time students with ID save 20% off. To receive the discount code, email ftweekend.events@ft.com

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Eventbrite processing fees apply.

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Venue

1 Wimpole Street
1 Wimpole Street
Royal Society of Medicine
London W1G 0AE

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7290 2951

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