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 monthly on selected Mondays from 11:40 a.m. to 12:55 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 Organizer: James Choi, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

Graduate Student Coordinator: Weicheng Min, Ph.D. Student in Economics

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

2018-2019 Schedule

SEP 24 Nick Chater, Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
“The Mind is Flat: Thought as Case-Law Not Naive Science”
OCT 1 Stefano DellaVigna, Economics & Business Administration, UC-Berkeley
Stability of Experimental Results: Forecasts and Evidence
NOV 5 Muriel Niederle, Economics, Stanford University
Failures in Contingent Reasoning: The Role of Uncertainty

Joshua Schwartzstein, Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Channeled Attention and Stable Errors

JAN 28 Daniel Martin, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Complex Disclosure
FEB 4 Ayelet Fishbach, Behavioral Science & Marketing, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
“Hidden Failures: Why We Don’t Share Negative Information and What We Might Miss”
MAR 4 Deborah Small, Marketing & Psychology, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
“Ineffective Altruism”
APR 1 Uri Simonsohn, Operations, Innovation & Data Sciences, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
“Rethinking Interactions: Seems Like Most Published Regression Interactions Have Been Misinterpreted”

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