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Rethinking Risk: When Biology Meets Finance

28 February 2013, 5:15 pm6:45 pm

CPNSS LSE Literary Festival Event:
Rethinking Risk: when biology meets finance

Date: Thursday 28 February 2013

Time: 5.15-6.45pm

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre; New Academic Building

Speakers: John Coates; Dylan Evans

Chair: Paul Ormerod

Homo economicus is dead! Long live; instead; the scientific understanding of how errors cloud thinking and physiology distorts emotions. These exciting new insights can improve all our decision-making; from markets to mating.

John Coates is senior research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge. He previously worked on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs; and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. In 2004 he returned to Cambridge to research the biology of financial risk-taking. His work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Financial Times and been cited in the New York Times; Wall Street Journal; The Economist; New Scientist; Wired and Time.


28 February 2013
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
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