Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 60°F
Psychology of Saving
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago; Director of the Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago
Richard H. Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Finance and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business where he is Director of their Center for Decision Research. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research where he co-directs 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. He is the author of numerous articles and the books The Winner's Curse, and Quasi Rational Economics and was the editor of the collection Advances in Behavioral Finance, Volumes I and II. He writes a series of articles in the Journal of Economics Perspectives under the heading: Anomalies.