Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Dan Ariely

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Description

Why do smart people cheat? Why do most of us procrastinate? Why do millions of gym memberships go unused? And what did big bonuses at big banks have to do with the Great Economic Recession?
 
On November 15, please join Ethics Matter as behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely explores the hidden, and often baffling, factors that shape our decisions. In an hour-long conversation, Ariely will take on the conventional wisdom in rational thinking and show how emotions, morals, peer pressure, and sheer irrationalism dictate our most basic preferences—often to hilarious effect.
 
Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist at Duke University and the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty. Known for his ability to translate complex economic problems into plainspoken English, Ariely argues that only by understanding the true drivers of our behavior can we regain control over our finances, health, safety, and politics.

Ethics Matter is a monthly series of town hall events with notable policy and academic experts. The events will be taped and distributed for broadcast on television stations across the country. A networking reception will follow the taping.

RSVP is required and seating is limited. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Due to the studio recording, latecomers may not be admitted. Suggested Donation: $10.

Speaker: Dan Ariely

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 - Fax

Map: Click Here (opens a new window)

Contact
To RSVP, please email the address below.

events@cceia.org

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Email a question before the event: questions@cceia.org.

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