An evening with a fire, casserole, and cocktails, discussing of Profesor Thaler's newest book, Misbehaving, with a virtual appearance via FaceTime by the author for Q&A
From Buckhead, go South on Peachtree Rd 2.8 miles to left on Huntington Rd (across from Mellow Mushroom just before Amtrak station), take first left onto Northwood Ave, house on right with yellow door.
Please join Chicago Booth alumni on a Tuesday night, November 15, 2016, for a discussion on Profesor Richard H. Thaler's newest book, Misbehaving. Order a copy of the book here.
We will enjoy a cozy evening in front of a roaring fire with comfort food (chicken tetrazzini and salad), wine, beer, and cocktails.
Professor Thaler has graciously agreed to participate in a virtual question and answer session during the event via Facetime on the large screen TV. Please send questions in advance.
Spouses and guests are welcome to register, but this event is limited to 35 people.
About Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
Laced with antic stories of Thaler's spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, Misbehaving is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans?predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth?and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens listeners about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.
Richard H. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he director of the Center for Decision Research. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research where he co-directs the behavioral economics project. Professor Thaler's research lies in the gap between psychology and economics. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He is the author of numerous articles and the books Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (with Cass Sunstein), The Winner's Curse, and Quasi Rational Economics and was the editor of the collections: Advances in Behavioral Finance, Volumes 1 and 2. He also wrote a series of articles in the Journal of Economics Perspectives called: "Anomalies." He is one of the rotating team of economists who write the Economic View column in the Sunday New York Times.
We will take walk-ins at the event.
Christy Harris, '97
Alumni Club President