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Clarendon Lectures in Economics 2013: Simple Solutions for Complex Problems in Behavioural Economics - 18-20 November 2013

B. Douglas Bernheim, Edward Ames Edmonds Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Lecture 1: The Challenges of Behavioural Economics - Monday 18 November, St Cross Building
Lecture 2: Structural Minimalism in Normative Behavioural Economics - Department of Economics, Tuesday 19 November
Lecture 3: Structural Minimalism in Positive Behavioural Economics - Department of Economics, Wednesday 20 November

All lectures will start at 5.30pm

Research in behavioral economics reveals that our choices often depend critically on contextual details that influence how we think about any given set of alternatives. The dominant agenda in behavioral economics seeks to understand the structure of this "context dependence." Achieving that objective has proven to be a major challenge, one that limits our ability to predict choices in as-yet unobserved situations, and to evaluate whether policy interventions enhance or impair well-being. These lectures will focus on an alternative agenda for positive and normative behavioral economics, one that provides useful tools for applied research while acknowledging and accommodating our incomplete and imperfect structural understanding of economic behavior.

All lectures are open to the public and admission is free.

Lecture 1 held at: St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Lectures 2 & 3 held at: Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

For more information: Andrew Allen, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP - andrew.allen@oup.com

The Clarendon Lectures in Economics are jointly organised by Oxford University Press and the Department of Economics, University of Oxford. Begun in 1987, the annual lectures take place over three days and are presented by an eminent scholar at the invitation of the organisers. The Clarendon Lectures in Economics book series allows the lecturers the opportunity to expand upon their presentations for a broader audience, offering insights into thinking that is currently driving the subject forward.

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