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Speaker Series

The center's speaker series features invited guest speakers who are experts in various aspects of the decision sciences.

See the links on the side for the latest on what's coming up, including suggested readings. Join the CDS mailing list to be notified about upcoming meetings and topics.


Spring 2015

Dr. Drazen Prelec (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Self-Signaling 
February 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 207 Warren Hall 
Registration Now Closed. 

Dr. Yael Niv (Princeton University) 
What is the role of the orbitofrontal cortex in reinforcement learning?
February 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 207 Warren Hall
Registration Now Open!

Dr. Tom Cunningham (IIES and California Institute of Technology) 
March 31, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 311 Warren Hall

Dr. Benedetto DeMartino (University of Cambridge) 
April 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 207 Warren Hall 


Past Speakers

Fall 2014

Dr. Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota)
Intelligence and Social Behavior
September 22nd, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 326 Uris Hall

Dr. Josh Gold (University of Pennsylvania)
October 22nd, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Room 326 Uris Hall

Dr. Lorenz Goette (University of Lausanne)
November 20th, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 207 Warren

Spring 2014

Dr. Michael Shadlen (Columbia University)
Decision Neuroscience Colloquium 
April 9th, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Uris Hall Faculty Lounge

Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)
Scarcity: A Talk for People Too Busy to Attend Talks

March 31, 2014

Spring 2013

Nassim Taleb (NYU Polytechnic Institute)
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
April 4th, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Uris 301

Martin Weber (Uni Mannheim)
Time Inconsistent Preferences and the Annuitization Decision
April 4th, 2013 - 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Uris 333

Spring 2012

Public Policy and Choice Architecture lecture series
Shlomo Benartzi (UCLA and SaveMoreTomorrow)
Save More Tomorrow: Practical Behavioral Finance Solutions to Improve 401(k) Plans
March 27th, 2012

Co-Sponsored with the Finance and Economics Division
David Hirshleifer (UC Irvine)
Self-Enhancing Transmission Bias and Active Investing
April 5th, 2012 (Special time 2:15-3:45pm - Uris 332)

Public Policy and Choice Architecture lecture series
Todd Rogers (Harvard and ideas42)
The Psychology of Voting: Increasing Turnout with Behavioral Science
April 11th, 2012

Fall 2011

Daniel Kahneman (Princeton)
Thinking, Fast and Slow
October 10th, 2011

Dan Goldstein (Yahoo! Research/London Business School)
Targeting and Diffusion with Social Networks
December 8th, 2011

Fall 2011

Antonio Rangel (Caltech)
The neuroeconomics of complex choice: self-control and altruism
March 1st, 2012

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