Behavioral Economics Annual Meeting

Behavioral Economics Annual Meeting (BEAM) at Berkeley on May 19th and May 20th,
by invitation only.

Take a look at meeting programs from previous years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2015, 2016.

30th Anniversary of Behavioral Economics at Berkeley

Check out the syllabus of the 1987 course.

Check out the news announcement here.

Program Agenda

May 20, 2017

Wells Fargo Room at U.C. Berkeley

12:00-1:00   Lunch On Site in Haas Courtyard, with Gelato on the cone from Caravaggio Gelato

1:00-1:10     Introduction to “30 Years of Behavioral Economics at Berkeley”

                      Carla Hesse (Dean of Social Sciences, Berkeley)

1:10-2:00     Farhan Zaidi (General Manager, LA Dodgers), introduced by Stefano DellaVigna (co-

                      Director of Behavioral Initiative)

                     “Behavioral Economics On the Field”

2:00-3:00     George Akerlof and Daniel Kahneman (Instructors of 1987 PhD Class in Berkeley on

                     “Psychology and Economics”)

                     “Back to 1987: Some Ideas for the Future”

3:00-3:30     Saurabh Bhargava (CMU), Zack Grossman (UCSB), Devin Pope (University of

                      Chicago), Gautam Rao (Harvard), Paige Skiba (Vanderbilt), Justin Sydnor (University

                      of Wisconsin)

                     “Becoming Behavioral Economists at Berkeley”

3:30-4:00     Coffee Break

Roundtable on Behavioral Economics in Berkeley: The Past and the Next 30 Years

4:00-4:20:    Matthew Rabin (Harvard). “Behavioral Models for the Future”

4:20-5:00     Five-minute talks:

“Witnessing the Rise”: Daniel McFadden (Berkeley), Hal Varian (Berkeley and Google)

“Training in Behavioral in the Early Years”: Gary Charness (UCSB), Ted O’Donoghue (Cornell), Terry Odean (Berkeley)

“Behavioral Faculty at Berkeley”: Shachar Kariv (Berkeley), Botond Koszegi (CEU)

5:00-5:35     Open Round Table Discussion

5:35-5:45     Closing Reflections

                      Rich Lyons (Dean of Berkeley Haas)