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Behavioral Economics and the Financial Crisis

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Academy of Science Passport Members are invited to join Academy Trustees, Fellows, Science Speakers, James B. Eads Society members, and Sponsors of the Academy…

…for a science briefing and book signing with guest of honor,
Richard H. Thaler, Ph.D., author of, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS – the study of how thinking and emotions affect individual economic decisions and the behavior of markets. You don’t want to miss this opportunely-timed chat with pioneering economist and the father of behavioral economics, Dr. Richard Thaler, as he talks about the discipline that fills the gap between economics and psychology, and its implications for today’s current financial crisis.

WHERE: Academy of Science – St. Louis – Outreach Center Library, 2nd Floor, Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

(Free parking in Science Center lot)

Light supper included

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. RSVP by Monday, October 27, 2008
Call Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or email mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org


Wednesday, October 29, 2008
5:30 PM-7:00 PM