February 27, 2014
Behavioral Economics Lecture Series: Leonard Green, "Self-Control as Choice Behavior: The Behavioral Economics of Impulsivity"
6 p.m., Vollum lounge
In his lecture, Green considers various approaches to the problem of self-control, emphasizing a behavioral economic view that treats self-control as a choice between short-term, smaller outcomes and delayed, larger outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on the form of the discounting function and its implications for reversals of preference with the passage of time, as well as on commitment strategies to prevent unwanted reversals. Cosponsored by the Reed psychology and economics departments, learn more about the Behavioral Economics Lecture Series online.