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Livestream: The Behavioural Book Club with Richard H. Thaler – "Nudge: The Final Edition"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT livestream

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Speaker Series

Nudge The Final Edition
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Richard H. Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Member, National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Author

In Conversation With: Dilip Soman, Project Director, Behaviorally Informed Organizations Partnership
Topic: "Nudge: The Final Edition" (Penguin Books; Revised edition, Aug. 3 2021)

On September 1, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream.

Location: Online
Cost: $22.00 + HST per person (includes the link for the livestream and a paperback copy of "Nudge: The Final Edition"); or free of charge if you wish to independently purchase the book and watch the livestream (link included in the description below)
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Registration and Book Mailing: Canadian attendees may order their book through Rotman by paying to register to attend before Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Books will be shipped following this date and will deliver during the week of August 16.

You can independently purchase a copy of the book and register free of charge to watch the livestream by visiting the following link.

  • Canadian customers may order directly from Indigo here
  • US customers may order directly from here
  • UK customers may order directly from here

Audience Questions: Registered attendees will receive a link to submit their questions for Richard H. Thaler in advance. Selected registrants will be invited to ask their questions “on air”.

Event Synopsis: This special Behavioural Book Club event will discuss the new and final edition of Nudge - revised and updated from cover to cover, by Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.

Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the title has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens, and consumers everywhere. The book has given rise to more than 200 “nudge units” in governments around the world and countless groups of behavioral scientists in every part of the economy. It has taught us how to use thoughtful “choice architecture”—a concept the authors invented—to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society.

Now, the authors have rewritten the book from cover to cover, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research in numerous academic disciplines. To commit themselves to never undertaking this daunting task again, they are calling this the “final edition.” It offers a wealth of new insights, for both its avowed fans and newcomers to the field, about a wide variety of issues that we face in our daily lives—COVID-19, health, personal finance, retirement savings, credit card debt, home mortgages, medical care, organ donation, climate change, and “sludge” (paperwork and other nuisances we don’t want, and that keep us from getting what we do want)—all while honoring one of the cardinal rules of nudging: make it fun!

About Our Speaker: Richard H. Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to the field of behavioral economics. He is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 he was the president of the American Economic Association. He has been published in numerous prominent journals and is the author of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

Questions:, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119 

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