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27
By invitation only . About BREAD and BREAD Conferences Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.
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Oct
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By invitation only . About BREAD and BREAD Conferences Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.
2012 -
Sep
11
The recent recession and weak economic recovery have been characterized by historically high rates of long-term unemployment. Workers confronted with persistent unemployment face a number of challenges, including the threat of skills atrophy and becoming less attractive to prospective employers. Moreover, the dichotomy between workers continues to expand, as those with high levels of education and skills can command high wages, and those with little education and low skill levels can command only low wages in the service industry.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Oct
30
Are decisions that attempt to balance people, planet and profits made rationally? Can they be? Our economic models are built on the ideal that people are maximizers of utility and that we have access to all the information and thus can make necessary choices on a rational basis. Rationality is everything, or is it?How can the decision making of individuals and organizations be influenced and improved?
2011 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Oct
30
Free and open to the public. Are decisions that attempt to balance people, planet and profits made rationally? Our economic models are built on the ideal that people are maximizers of utility and that we have access to all the information and thus can make necessary choices on a rational basis. Rationality is everything, or is it? How can the decision making of individuals and organizations be influenced and improved? Dan Ariely will be talking about self-control, lack of self-control and how an understanding of human weaknesses can help make the world a better place.
2011 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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