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C2E2 Annual Lecture: Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases

Date

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
15:00 to 16:30

Location

VGH Paetzold Lecture Hall, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Attend the 2017 C2E2 Annual Lecture, Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases: What Behavioural Economics Tells Us About Strategies To Improve Health Care.

Description:  After a century or so of social science dominance, neoclassical economists' claims about what motivates people and what makes systems work have been knocked off their pedestal. In the past 30 years, behavioural economics has challenged the rationalist, income maximizing assumptions of standard economic theory. It turns out we are a species with hard-wired cognitive biases, multiple reasoning strategies and inconsistent preferences. Our decisions can be nudged by how choices are framed. We are part Mr. Spock and part Homer Simpson. 

The insights of behavioural economics show us that the mystery of why so much good evidence and so many incentives have failed to improve safety, quality, and efficiency is no mystery at all. This presentation will explore policies doomed to failure and suggest potentially more successful options based on an expanded view of rationality and a more nuanced understanding of what makes people tick.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 3pm – 4:30pm

Location: VGH Paetzold Lecture Hall, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

This is a free lecture. For more information and to register online, visit the event page