Zeuthen Lectures 2005

May 11-13, 2005

Professor Matthew Rabin
University of California, Berkeley, personal homepage  

"An Economic Theorist Thinks about Paternalism"

Matthew Rabin is Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics and in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1984, and his PhD. in Economics from MIT in 1989. His research includes developing formal theoretical models of fairness and risk preferences, biases in predicting preferences, cognitive biases, and procrastinationand other forms of self-control problems. He has been a visiting professor at MIT, Northwestern University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the MacArthur Foundation, and he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association in 2001.

Lecture programme:

  • Paternalism: Some general Principles and Issues, May 11, 15.00pm, Alexandersalen, Bispetorvet

  • Paternalism and Self-control Problems, May 12, 15.00pm, Større Øvelsessal

  • Paternalism and Other Human Limits, May 13, 10.00am, Større Øvelsessal

Organizer: Professor Karl Gunnar Persson

Zeuthen Workshop 2005

May 13-14, 2005

Zeuthen workshop on Behavioral Economics


For further information please contact:
Associate Professor David Dreyer Lassen and Associate Professor Jean Robert Tyran
or secretary Karin Eriksson.