Howard T. McMyler Memorial Lecture

Using Field Experiments in Economics

As the Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Professor List is globally recognized for his innovative use of field experiments to better understand the hidden motives that influence behavior. In doing so, he has helped revolutionize our understanding of human behavior, with concrete applications to the biggest social, business and economic problems of our day. Among Professor List’s many awards, he was named as one of the Top 7 “New” Economists in the world in 2010 by Forbes, and won the prestigious Yrjo Jahnsson Lecture Series prize in 2012. He is widely considered a strong contender for a future Nobel Prize in Economics.

Professor List’s research spans a huge terrain of topical areas, from education to market behavior, from charitable giving to the environmental economics, from discrimination to incentive programs, from behavioral economics to the marketplace effects on corporate and government policy decisions.  His pioneering approach is to embed himself in the factories, schools, communities, and offices where people work, live, and play. Then, through large-scale field experiments conducted “in the wild,” he observes people in their natural environments without them being aware that they are observed. The results of these experiments have revealed ways to close the gap between rich and poor students; to stop the violence plaguing inner-city schools; to decipher whether women are really less competitive than men; to correctly price products and services; and to discover the real reasons why people discriminate.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from one of the preeminent economists in the world!

A small reception will follow the event.
 
Contact Information:

Teresa Kabat
teresa.kabat@case.edu
216.368.4110

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center
Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom
Cleveland, OH
United States
Speaker(s): John List, University of Chicago
Sponsored by: Economics Department and the Howard T. McMyler Memorial Fund
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