Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us Anything Useful About Work, Management, Retirement Investing, Or Life?

Event Sponsor: 
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar
Start Date: 
Feb 17 2016 - 12:00pm
Building/Room: 
Building 240/Room 4301
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Ira Goldberg
Speaker(s) Title: 
Argonne National Laboratory, LCF

The goal of this talk is to introduce a few concepts from behavioral economics and look at them them in terms of situations we face every day. This field has blossomed, and boasts well-known researchers and authors like Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman (Thinking Fast and Slow), and Chicago Booth’s own Richard Thaler (Nudge). In the approximately forty minute presentation, the group will learn some ways of thinking about our decision-making processes, and consider whether ideas from behavioral economics might provide any insights we can use. For example, can behavioral economics tell us anything about making better investment decisions for retirement, avoiding common pitfalls in planning future projects, or even performance ratings? The talk will conclude with up to twenty minutes of Q&A.

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