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Social and Cultural Foundations of Economic Preferences

Ernst Fehr is one of the world's most influential social scientists and scientific researchers. He is known particularly for his 2002 article in Nature on altruistic punishment in humans, his article in the 1998 Quarterly Journal of Economics on fairness and cooperation, and his neuroeconomics articles in Science in 2004 and 2006. Some of his latest work, on testosterone, recently appeared in Nature.

Ernst will give a non-technical talk about where human preferences come from. It will be accessible to students and faculty. People from outside the university are also welcome to attend. Ernst is an engaging speaker. There will be time for questions.

This talk should appeal to anyone interested in social science or medical research.

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 29 April 2010
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Arts Centre Conference Room (ACCR)
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free
Summary: Influential social scientist Ernst Fehr talks and answers questions on where human preferences come from