August 26, 2009 - 12 AM
Chicago Prof. Richard Thaler To Deliver Raben Lecture Oct. 12--CANCELLED
University of Chicago Professor Richard H. Thaler will deliver the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on Monday, October 12, at Yale Law School. His lecture, titled “Disclosure Plus Technology Trumps Regulation,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is free and open to the public.
Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he is director of the Center for Decision Research. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-directing the behavioral economics project. Professor Thaler’s research lies in the gap between psychology and economics. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance and has specialized in the study of saving and investing decision-making. He is the author of numerous articles, as well as the books, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (with Cass Sunstein), The Winner’s Curse, and Quasi Rational Economics.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester.
The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School.