Assessing the Contributions of Behavioral Economics to Economic Science

April 25, 2019, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Location TBD

Panelists: Colin Camerer, Michael Woodford, Itzhak Gilboa

Moderated by Lars Peter Hansen and James Heckman

The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD), and Harris Public Policy launched the“University of Chicago Policy Forum: Building on the Chicago Approach to Economics” in Spring of 2019. This first forum focused on the topic of, “Assessing the Contributions of Behavioral Economics to Economic Science.”

Chicago Economics has historically fostered intense discussions for the design and implementation of economic policy and the role of theory in guiding interpretation of evidence. Both are distinctive to the Chicago approach to economics. The forum will nurture the rich vitality of the Chicago tradition by engaging elite scholars on and off campus and will raise the level of discussion of economic policy based on credible statements of existing knowledge.


4:00PM Registration
4:30PM Program Begins
6:00PM Program Ends
Economics is judged ultimately by how well it helps to understand the world and how well we can help improve it."
- Gary Becker