Eldar Shafir, from Princeton University will talk on
"Intuitive judgment in public policy"
"What are some intuitive judgments that drive our public policy decisions? Do they lead to predictable errors, and how might those be corrected? Recently named among the top 100 leading global thinkers, Eldar Shafir is a behavioral scientist, expert in the psychology of scarcity, and former member of president Barack Obama’s council on financial capability, charged with using behavioral economics to help ordinary Americans. In Toulouse, he will discuss recent behavioral research and how it may help understand and improve policy decisions."
For more information about his research, see:
- The latest article he wrote: "Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function" in Nature [access]
- The latest book he wrote: "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much"