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).  It is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) and the School of Management’s International Center for Finance and the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation.

The workshop meets monthly on selected Mondays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshop sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.

This virtual workshop is open to the Yale community only. To receive Zoom information, you must subscribe to the Behavioral Sciences Workshop at the link below:


Faculty Organizer: James Choi, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Schedule 2020-2021

SEP 14 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences
OCT 19 Adam Waytz, Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
“Humans and Machines”
NOV 2 Michel Maréchal, Professor of Economics, University of Zürich
“The Right to be Heard: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Economizing Procedural Justice”
NOV 30 Alex Imas, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Ownership, Learning, and Beliefs
FEB 1 Pietro Ortoleva, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Caution and Reference Effects (Joint with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio and David Dillenberger)
MAR 1 Samuel J. Gershman, Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Structure Learning and the Origin of Reference Points
APR 5 Benjamin Enke, Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Moral Universalism and the Structure of Ideology
MAY 10 Angela Duckworth, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology, UPenn
Behavior Change

Past Seminar Series: