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 Center for the Study of American Politics at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) is sponsoring the workshop.  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 only open to faculty and graduate students in the Yale community.  SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Faculty Organizers: Dean Karlan in Economics, Alan Gerber in Political Science, and Nick Barberis in Economics and the School of Management

Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene


OCT 4 Todd Rogers, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
“When will social comparisons discourage, encourage, or have no impact?”
Links to background papers: PAPER 1, PAPER 2, PAPER 3
OCT 18 Marc Meredith, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
“One Person, One Vote: Estimating the Prevalence of Double Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections” with Sharad Goel, Michael Morse, David Rothschild, and Houshmand Shirani-Mehr
DEC 13 Devin G. Pope, Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School
What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts
FEB 7 Kareem Haggag, Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Attribution Bias in Consumer Choice
FEB 21 Gautam Rao, Economics, Harvard University
“Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards”
MAR 7 C. Daniel Salzman, MD, PhD, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Columbia University
“The Roles of the Amygdala and Pre-frontal Cortex in Representing and Regulating the Value of Social and Non-social Stimuli”
APR 4 Daniel J. Benjamin, Economics, Cornell University
APR 18 Frank Schilbach, Economics, Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT)
MAY 2 Katherine L. Milkman, Operations, Information and Decisions, UPenn Wharton School
“Creating Exercise Habits Using Incentives: The Tradeoff between Flexibility and Routinization”