PER Distinguished Lecture: Doug Bernheim

October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
403 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
Thursday, October 13, 2016
 
403 International Affairs Building
 
Doug Bernheim, Stanford University
 
“A Unified Perspective on Behavioral Welfare Economics: From Foundations to Applications”
 
The lecture will examine the ways in which behavioral economics challenges the premises of conventional welfare economics.  It will describe revised premises that survive those challenges, and set forth a welfare framework derived from that foundation.  The framework is practical, in the sense that it lends itself to applications, as well as unifying, in the sense that it subsumes other approaches and illuminates the relationships between them.