George Loewenstein/ Samuel Nguyen/ Drazen Prelec/ Luc Bovens

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Monday 27 January 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Samuel Nguyen, Senior Economist, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office 

Drazen Prelec, Professor of Management Science and Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Chair: Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, LSE

Better decisions versus autonomous choices: Should policy makers try to influence people’s behaviour using techniques from the behavioural sciences when it comes to retirement savings, organ donation, and lunch choice? Behavioural economist George Loewenstein, behavioural psychologist Drazen Prelec and Samuel Nguyen of the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team discussed moral questions around Nudge with philosopher Luc Bovens.