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In Conversation with Daniel Kahneman

LSE and Hay Festivals public conversation

Date: Friday 1 June 2012 
Time: 1-2pm 
Venue: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
Speaker: Professor Daniel Kahneman
Discussant: Professor Paul Dolan
Chair: Evan Davis

This public conversation with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman hosted by LSE and the Hay Festivals| will focus on his best selling book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Professor Kahneman will be signing copies of his book after the event.

Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, his ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many disciplines – including economics, business, law and philosophy. Until now, he has never brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. His book Thinking, Fast and Slow| was published late in 2011. 

Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy at the LSE. There are two main themes to his work. The first focuses on developing measures of wellbeing that can be used in policy, particularly in the valuation of non-market goods. Amongst other things, he is currently looking at the happiness hit of the 2012 Olympic Games. The second considers ways in which the lessons from the behavioural sciences can be used to understand and change individual behaviour. This work is focussing on the important role that situational factors play in influencing our behaviour, as summarised in the ‘mindspace’ report for the Cabinet Office.

Evan Davis joined the presenter team on Today in April 2008 following a six-and-a-half year stint as the BBC's economics editor. He also presents The Bottom Line, Radio 4's business discussion programme and Dragons' Den, the BBC Two business reality show. Before his promotion to editor, Evan worked for BBC Two's Newsnight from 1997 to 2001 and as a general economics correspondent from 1993.

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