May 9, 2014
In this lecture, Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and former Member (2005-07) in the School of Social Science, will discuss how the principles of behavioral economics can help us understand some of our irrational tendencies, specifically the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behavior. According to Ariely, one of the most interesting lessons is understanding our capacity to think of ourselves as honest even when we act dishonestly. Ariely will examine how the implications of this research are far reaching and include a better understanding of the most recent financial crisis and some of the challenges in healthcare.
This lecture is sponsored by the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study (AMIAS).