Rotman School of Management

Main Content

BEAR Webinar Series

BEAR Webinar Series 2019 - Coming Soon!


BEAR Webinar Series: Marcie McLean-McKay

BEAR Webinar: Marcie McLean-McKay

  • SpeakerMarcie McLean-McKay, Senior Research & Policy Officer, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 
  • Date: May 9, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: Initiating Budgeting Behaviour through Targeted Financial Education

BEAR Webinar Series: Lisa Kramer

BEAR Webinar: Lisa Kramer


  • Speaker: Lisa A. Kramer, Professor of Finance, University of Toronto
  • Date: April 11, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: How Emotions Influence Financial Markets: Building a Constellation of Evidence
  • Description: Financial market participants, including investors and practitioners alike, are humans. And humans, of course, experience emotions. This webinar will explore how specific moods and emotions can have important implications for the way financial markets work, for better or worse. The talk will include an overview of a collection of research projects that together build a constellation of evidence that serves as a more convincing way to test a hypothesis than might any single study in isolation.

BEAR Webinar Series: Spike W. S. Lee     

BEAR Webinar Series: Spike Lee


  • Speaker: Spike Lee, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Date: March 14, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: How Sensory Cues Shape Our Goal Pursuit, Decision Making, and Policy Preference
  • Description: Incidental tactile experiences (i.e., touch) promote people’s ability to pursue their goals with flexibility and reduces their biases in decision making. Incidental olfactory cues (i.e., smell) can change people’s investment in economic games and improve their error detection capability. Even a brief exposure to visual and auditory cues of disease threat (e.g., sneezing and coughing) has a noticeable impact on people’s risk perception and related policy preference.

BEAR Webinar Series: Liam Delaney       

BEAR Webinar Series: Liam Delaney


  • Speaker: Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics, University of College Dublin; Visiting Professor of Economics, Stirling University
  • Date: February 22, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic:Using Naturalistic Research Methods in Behavioural Science Applications
  • Description: How can we use the detailed survey diary methods and data pioneered by researchers such as Daniel Kahneman and Arthur Stone to understand more about experienced well-being but also how people are making decisions in real-time? The talk will provide data from several studies conducted by the authors group in Dublin looking at how people make every-day decisions and provide examples in domains such as social media usage, TV binge-watching, and food consumption. The talk will be relevant to people thinking about how to design and evaluate interventions and projects across a wide range of business and policy settings.

    BEAR Webinar Series: Kelly Peters       

    BEAR Webinar Series: Kelly Peters


    • Speaker: Kelly Peters, CEO & Co-Founder, BEworks
    • Date: January 17, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
    • Topic:Driving Innovation by Bringing Behavioral Science to the Boardroom
    • Description: Most organizations list innovation as one of their core values to help ensure the organization becomes or stays strategically advantaged. However, leaders complain that even with encouragement, employees and management still seem reluctant to experiment and some even let risk aversion squash potentially good ideas. This webinar will feature the work, philosophy and methodology of BEworks, led by Kelly Peters, its CEO and Co-Founder. BEworks has helped Fortune 500 policy makers understand how to incorporate behavioral insights and the scientific method to drive innovation to solve strategy, marketing, and operations challenges.
    • Registration Deadline: January 16, 2018 3:59 PM ET
    • View the full recording of the webinar

      BEAR Webinar Series: Dena Gromet                 

      BEAR Webinar Series: Dena Gromet


      • Speaker: Dena Gromet, Executive Director, Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
      • Date: December 7, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
      • Topic:Behaviour Change for Good
      • Description: This webinar will feature the work of the Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Katherine Milkman and Angela Duckworth. BCFG is developing a digital platform to conduct large-scale field experiments designed to promote sustained behavior change in education, health, and savings.

        BEAR Webinar Series: Sonia K. Kang                   

        BEAR Webinar Series: Sonia Kang


        • Speaker: Sonia K. Kang
        • Date: November 9, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
        • Topic: Nudging for Diversity 
        • Description: Most organizations list Diversity and Inclusion at the forefront of their goals and values. However, not all efforts to increase diversity are successful, and some even end up doing more harm than good. This webinar will provide an overview of the current landscape of diversity and inclusion research and practice, and a discussion of how insights from behavioural science might help us to achieve these goals.  

        BEAR Webinar Series: Faisal Naru                       

        BEAR Webinar Series: Faisal Naru



        • Speaker: Faisal Naru
        • Date: October 12, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
        • Topic:Myth-busting: Behavioural Science across the world
        • Description: Behavioural science is being used increasingly in public policy, but how is it being implemented? What are the institutional arrangements? What are the challenges and future opportunities? Based on the 2017 OECD publication “Behavioural Insights in Public Policy: Lessons from across the world”, this webinar will provide practitioners, researchers and policy makers with the key trends.

        BEAR Webinar Series: Nico Lacetera                         

        BEAR Webinar Series: Nicola Lacetera


        • Speaker: Nicola Lacetera (Bio)
        • Date: September 13, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
        • Topic: Motivating prosocial behaviour: Economic incentives and moral concerns
        • Download the webinar presentation slides (PDF)
        © Rotman School of ManagementAASCB