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Axelrod discusses strategy, real-world implications of game theory

Oct 4, 2021 Freakonomics podcast
Robert Axelrod, William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, recently broke down game theory strategy on the People I (Mostly) Admire podcast with Freakonomics author Steven Levitt. He explains how game theory and the prisoner's...

Behavioral Finance Symposium

Sep 14-15, 2017, 8:00 am-2:00 pm EDT
Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium
This symposium takes stock of what we have learned, explores where progress or retrenchment has occurred, and charts paths for future research, product innovation and better policies at all levels. We will be exploring four areas in depth: consumer finance, investment and retirement security, micro-enterprise and small business, and macro financial stability.

Erb Speaker Series: The Irrationality of Sustainability

Oct 30, 2011, 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Ross School of Business - 6th Floor Colloquium Room
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?
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