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Cognitive Economics Lecture Series

Professor Miles Kimball
Department of Economics
11am – 1pm, Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May

We are delighted to welcome Professor Miles Kimball, who will be visiting the department from Monday 13th May until Friday 17th May. Miles will be delivering a series of special daily lectures on Cognitive Economics aimed at research students and interested faculty.

The lectures will take place each day between 11am and 1pm in room S2.79, Department of Economics (with the exception of Thursday 16th May where the lecture will take place in room S0.19).

The topics of the daily lectures will include:

  • Defining Cognitive Economics: The Economics of What is in People's Minds
  • The Price Theory of Happiness
  • Constructing a National Well-Being Index Based on Stated Preference
  • The Elation Theory of Happiness and Hedonic Loss Aversion
  • Rational Expectations and the Infinite Regress Problem When Cognition is Scarce
  • Cognitive Household Finance
  • Survey Measures of Preference Parameters Based on Hypothetical Choices

All are most welcome to attend the lectures. There is no need to register.

Evening Lecture: Wednesday 15th May
Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound

Professor Kimball will also deliver a special evening lecture based on some of his recent policy ideas that he will be presenting to the Bank of England.

In his paper: Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound (PDF Document) he investigates ways to eliminate the zero lower bound on nominal interest rates and other ways to deal with current economic troubles.

He will present these ideas at 5.30pm on Wednesday 15th May in room S2.79 (Department of Economics). This event will be followed by a drinks reception from 7.00pm in the Cowling Room (S2.77), Department of Economics.

About Miles Kimball:

Miles is a Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. His main interests includes Business Cycle Theory, Utility Theory, Economics of Uncertainty, Survey Measures of Preference Parameters, Economics of Happiness, Origins of Preferences, Consumption, Labour Supply, Risk Aversion, Investment, and Technology Shocks. For further information please visit his website or his blog: Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal.