Fireside Chat with Richard H. Thaler and Emmanuel Roman, '87

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations

October 3, 2012: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Please join us on October 3rd at the Chicago Booth London Campus for a fireside chat with Richard H. Thaler, Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Chicago Booth and Emmanuel Roman, '87, President and Chief Operating Officer at Man Group PLC.

Join Richard Thaler and Emmanuel Roman as they discuss various behavioural economic and financial concepts, some of which are currently being employed by both the Obama and Cameron governments, and chat about other topics including vintage wine and the good life.

The Fireside Chat will be followed by a Q&A session and networking reception.


Chicago Booth Europe Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom


£10 Admission fee


Register Online

Deadline: 10/3/2012


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Fireside chat

8:00 PM-9:30 PM: Networking reception

Speaker Profiles

Emmanuel Roman, '87 (Speaker)
Chief Operating Officer, Man Group PLC

Emmanuel Roman received an M.B.A. in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris in 1985. Emmanuel joined Goldman Sachs in 1987 where over the years he worked in the fixed income, investment banking and capital markets areas and in 1991 he become the co-head of Worldwide Equity Derivatives. In 1998 he was elected to partnership. In 2001 he was appointed co-head of Worldwide Global Securities Services and in 2003 he also became co-head of the European Equities Division. In September 2005, after 18 years at Goldman Sachs, Emmanuel joined GLG Partners LP as co-CEO where he was responsible primarily for expanding the business, marketing, risk management, operations, technology and compliance. In October 2010, on completion of the acquisition of GLG by MAN, Emmanuel also became the COO of MAN, a group-wide role with prime responsibility for integrating the GLG acquisition. He is also the key link between the sales, investment, product development and operational sides of the combined business. He is also the President of the MAN group. He joined the Board of MAN in May 2011.

Richard H. Thaler (Speaker)
Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Chicago Booth

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.

Thaler is the co-author (with Cass R. Sunstein) of the global best seller Nudge in which the concepts of behavioral economics are used to tackle many of society's major problems.

He has published a number of articles in prominent journals such as the American Economics Review, the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Political Economy. He has authored or edited four other books: Quasi-Rational Economics, The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life, and Advances in Behavioral Finance (editor) Volumes I and II.

Thaler is a member of the American Academy of Arts and the co-director (with Robert Shiller) of the NBER project on behavioral economics. He has served as Vice President of the American Economics Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Finance Association.

Before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1995 Thaler taught at the University of Rochester and Cornell as well as visiting stints at The University of British Columbia, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Originally from New Jersey, Thaler attended Case Western Reserve University where he received a bachelor's degree in 1967. Soon after, he attended the University of Rochester where he received a master's degree in 1970 and a PhD in 1974. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1995.


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