Behavioral Sciences Workshop

The Behavioral Sciences Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar series featuring speakers of broad appeal in the behavioral sciences.  The workshop is held jointly between the Yale departments of Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and the School of Management (SOM).  The workshop is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) and the School of Management’s International Center for Finance and Whitebox Advisors fund.  Lunch will be served.

This workshop meets on selected Tuesdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street and is open to Yale faculty, graduate students, professional students, and invited scholars from other academic institutions.  Please sign up using your institutional email address (for most that will be “”).


Faculty Organizers: James Choi at the Yale School of Management, Alan Gerber in Political Science, and Nick Barberis in Economics and the School of Management

Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene


SEP 5 Charles Sprenger, Economics & Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Procrastination in the Field: Evidence from Tax Filing
SEP 19 Christine L. Exley, Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“The Better is the Enemy of the Good”
OCT 3 Philipp Strack, Economics: Economic Theory & Behavioral Economics, UC Berkeley
Unrealistic Expectations and Misguided Learning
OCT 17 Daniel Salzman, MD, PhD, Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Columbia University
“Neural Mechanisms for Representing and Updating Cognitive, Social, and Motivational Information in the Brain”
OCT 31 Jesse Shapiro, Economics, Brown University
Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
NOV 14 Stephan Meier, Business Management, Columbia Business School
NOV 28 Jenn Lerner, Public Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
DEC 12 Michael Callen, Economics & Strategic Management, Rady School of Management, UCSD
Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan