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Our BEAR Speaker Series feature top behavioural scientists and practitioners who share the latest research and insights with managers and policymakers. Recent speakers include Cass Sunstein (co-author of Nudge), Dan Pink (author of When), Steven Sloman (author of The Knowledge Illusion), Angela Duckworth (author of GRIT), and Anindya Ghose (author of TAP: Unlocking the Mobile Economy).

Upcoming Events


SOBDR - Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research Conference 2023

  • The Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research (SOBDR) Conference brings together researchers from Ontario universities (and beyond!) with an interest in the study of how people make judgments and decisions.


    Date:   Friday, May 5, 2023


    Venue:   Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


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  • Keynote Speaker: Sendhil Mullainathan, Roman Family University Prof. of Computation and Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth, University of Chicago.

    • His current research uses machine learning to understand complex problems in human behavior, social policy, and especially medicine, where computational techniques have the potential to uncover biomedical insights from large-scale health data. He currently teaches a course on Artificial Intelligence.



ONLINE EVENT: Jonah Berger on 'Magic Words: What to Say to Get Your Way'


Jonah Berger (Associate Professor Marketing, Wharton School) discusses his new book, 'Magic Words', on how six types of words can increase your impact in every area of your life. Co-presented by Rotman Events and BEAR. 


In conversation with: Dilip Soman, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics; Director, Behavioural Economics in Action Research Centre at Rotman [BEAR]


  • Tues May 16, 2023 [4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT]



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