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Behavioral and Social Science -- 3/15 Daypass -- Behavioral Economics
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS Dr. Rachel T.A. Croson, Ph.D. Dr. Croson received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and has spent the past 23 years doing research in experimental and behavioral economics. Some of her areas of focus include how individuals make financial decisions, what influences charitable and philanthropic giving, and bargaining and negotiation. She currently serves as the Dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, and an MSU Foundation Professor of Economics. Speaker’s Synopsis: Behavioral economics uses psychology to help explain and predict economic decisions. The impact of this area has been recognized in a series of recent Nobel prizes (Thaler 2017, Roth 2012, Ostrom 2009, Kahneman 2002, Smith 2002). This lecture will describe the foundations of behavioral economics, and will illustrate the principles involved using examples of research on charitable giving and environmentally-conscious behaviors.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/15/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED