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 Whitebox Advisors fund.

The 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 the Yale community including Yale faculty, postdoctoral trainees, graduate & professional students, and invited scholars from other academic institutions.  Lunch will be served.

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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


2019-2020 Schedule

SEP 16 Thomas D. Gilovich, Department of Psychology, Cornell University
“The Streaking Star Effect and Its Influence on Audiences, Consumers, and Political Constituents”
OCT 14 Steven Sloman, Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University
“Sources of Opinion: Causal Reasoning, Protected Values, and Communities of Knowledge”
OCT 21 Erik Snowberg, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia
Loss Attitudes in the U.S. Population: Evidence from Dynamically Optimized Sequential Experimentation (DOSE)
NOV 4 Katherine B. Coffman, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets, Harvard Business School
Stereotypes and Belief Updating
DEC 2 Erik Eyster, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara
“Non-Common Priors, Private Information, and Trade”
FEB 3 Robyn LeBoeuf, Marketing Research, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
“Depletion Aversion: People Avoid Spending Accounts Down to Zero”
MAR 2 Alexander Rees-Jones, Department of Economics, Cornell University
The Negative Consequences of Loss-framed Performance Incentives
MAR 23 Alex Imas, Social & Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
MAR 30 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Development Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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