Join Nobel Prize winner and father of behavioural economics Richard H. Thaler to discuss the launch of his latest book Nudge: The Final Edition.

Professor Thaler’s ideas revolutionised economic thinking. The first edition of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, co-authored with Cass R. Sunstein, inspired the establishment of more than 400 ‘nudge’ units in governments around the world as well as countless behavioural science teams in every part of the economy.

Nudge is about how we make choices. By knowing how people think, we can use “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.

The webinar will also include an opportunity for you to ask Professor Thaler questions. You can submit questions on using the event code #SBI.

This conversation will be live, interactive and – honouring Professor Thaler’s cardinal nudge rule – it will be fun!

When: Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 10:00 – 11:00am AEST (check your time zone)
Where: Zoom webinar
Format: 60 minutes – Panel discussion with audience Q&A (submit your question on slido)

You can pre-order the book from Gleebooks, Booktopia or Amazon, or ask your local library.

Our speakers

Professor Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioural Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Professor Dan Lovallo

Dan Lovallo is Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Decision Sciences at the University of Sydney and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Business Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr Sandra Peter

Sandra Peter leads the Sydney Business Insights strategic initiative to deliver on the University of Sydney Business School’s commitment to be an engaged, relevant and influential voice on major issues and trends. She is a researcher, educator and podcaster.

Professor Marc Stears

Marc Stears is Director of the Sydney Policy Lab. Before coming to Sydney, Marc was Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford and Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, one of the UK’s largest think tanks.

Sydney Business Insights is a University of Sydney Business School initiative aiming to provide the business community and public, including our students, alumni and partners with a deeper understanding of major issues and trends around the future of business.