Video: 2021 Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy
March 9, 2021
On March 4, Uri Gneezy, Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, presented on the topic of "Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work." Gneezy’s research puts behavioral economics to work in the real world, where theory can meet application. The lecture highlighted many hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life, in and out of pandemics.
About Uri Gneezy
Uri Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego. His early work on when and why incentives can backfire has become the cornerstone in a compelling line of research that explores when traditional economic theories fail to explain real human behavior. His research focuses on putting behavioral economics to work in the real world, where theory can meet application. Examples include using incentives to change behavior and create habits, understanding unethical decision making and increasing charitable giving. His work was published in top Economics, as well as general interest journals such as Science and PNAS. Uri is the co-author of the bestseller book The Why Axis, and is currently working on a new book on incentives.
Gneezy received a PhD in Economics from Tilburg University, and a B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University. Gneezy was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the Technion and the University of Haifa.