Assessing the Contributions of Behavioral Economics to Economic Science
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.