Cass Sunstein/ Tali Sharot
Thursday 16 October 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School
In conversation with
Tali Sharot, Director of the Affective Brain Lab and Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
What impact is behavioural science having on politics and business? Simplified disclosure, default rules, social norms, and ‘choice architecture’ are all being used to steer people in specific directions. Are these ‘nudges’ improving our decisions? Are they offsetting irrational behaviour? Cass Sunstein, author of Nudge and the previous Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration discussed these new policies and the question they raise about freedom of choice.