Event Detail

Tue Oct 19, 2010
International House Auditorium, 4–6 PM
Hitchcock Lectures
Richard H. Thaler (University of Chicago)
Studying Economic Behavior in Unusual Places: From Deal or No Deal to the National Football League

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.