George Loewenstein/ Samuel Nguyen/ Drazen Prelec/ Luc Bovens
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.