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Social Science and Public Policy

Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics

March 28, 2024 at 4:00pm5:30pm

Eggers Hall, Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

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Sendhil Mullainathan (Chicago Booth) will present the ninth annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics, titled “Why Behavioral Economics Needs Artificial Intelligence; and Artificial Intelligence Needs Behavioral Economics.” Mullainathan is the Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth.

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.

In past work he has combined insights from economics and behavioral science with causal inference tools—lab, field and natural experiments—to study social problems such as discrimination and poverty.

This event was first published on January 4, 2024 and last updated on May 9, 2024.

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