Risk and The Economy

  • April 9, 2017
  • 12:30 pm
  • OISE Auditorium

As the US looks set to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act (put in place to regulate Wall Street after 2008), Spur asks: how is financial risk quantified by those within the system, and what are the human factors – gut feelings, hormones and/or emotions that impact that? From risky lending practices, to packaged financial instruments like mortgage-backed securities no-one really understood, the post-mortem on the financial crisis revealed the degree to which human irrationality, bias and cognitive errors drove the financial decisions of those at the top. Spur explores the confluence of economics, psychology and neuroscience that influence human decision-making in a sector whose actions dictate the well-being of the world.

With Dr John Coates and Sheelah Kolhatkar. Moderated by Dr Dilip SomanProfessor and Corus Chair in Communications Strategy, and Co-Director, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Save $10 by purchasing a ticket for both this event and Risk and Journalism at 10:30AM. Just click on the Bundle option in the Eventbrite window below.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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