Sponsored by the Gatto Economic Research & Faculty Development Fund

Cornell offers two complementary workshops at the junction of psychology and economics.  The Behavioral Economics Workshop focuses more on the economic side of behavioral research, whereas the BEDR Workshop (participants listed in bold) focuses more on the psychological side. The BEDR Workshop premiered in 1989, with the BE Workshop starting up soon after, making them the longest continuously running behavioral economics seminars in the world. Graduate students interested in behavioral economics research are encouraged to attend both.

         Unless otherwise noted, both workshops will meet virtually on Tuesdays at 11:30 – 1:00pm.

Registration: The Behavioral Economics Workshop will require registration

Fall 2020

Sept 8: Robert Frank, Cornell University

Sept 15: Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago [joint with Public]

Sept 22: David Broniatowksi, George Washington University

Sept 29: David Yang, Harvard University [joint with Public]

Oct 6: Sudeep Bhatia, University of Pennsylvania

Oct 8: Ilyana Kuziemko [joint with Labor & Public]

Please note, meeting time is Thursday at 11:30am—1:00pm

Oct 13: Keith Chen, UCLA

Oct 20: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University

Oct 27: Stefano Fiorin, Bocconi University

Nov. 3: Francesca Gino - HBS - CANCELED, will reschedule for Spring 2021

Nov 10: Anya Samek, UCSD

Nov 17: Emma Levine, University of Chicago


Dec 1: Chris Roth, University of Warwick

Dec 8: Gordon Pennycook, University of Regina



Spring 2020

February 4:  Vinod Venkatraman, Temple University 

March 3: Kirby Nielsen, Stanford University

February 18:  Nina Strohminger, University of Pennsylvania 

March 10: Thalia Wheatley, Dartmouth College

March 17: Joint BEW & Development Economics:

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

March 24:  Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University 

April 7:  Anya Samek, University of Southern California

April 14:  Sudeep Bhatia, University of Pennsylvania 

April 21: Pedro Bordalo, University of Oxford

April 28:  Gordon Pennycook, University of Regina 

May 5: Joint BEW & Microeconomic Theory​ (Venue & time change, 115 Ives Hall, 4:00 - 5:30pm.)

Erik Eyster, UC, Santa Barbara

Fall 2019

September 3: Cornell Showcase: Simone Tang, Scott E. Yonker, Alex Rees-Jones, & Ryan Guggenmos 

September 10: Russell Golman, Carnegie Mellon University

September 11Avner Shlain, University of Chicago [joint with IO] Note: Wednesday @ 11:40am - 1:10pm in 498 Uris Hall.

September 17: Collin Raymond, Purdue University

September 24: Hengchen Dai, UCLA

October 1: Heather Sarsons, University of Chicago

October 8: Nathan Ashby, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

October 17: Sevgi Yuksel, UC Santa Barbara [joint with Public] Note: Thursday @ 11:40am - 1:10pm in 498 Uris Hall.

October 22: Alain Cohn, University of Michigan

November 5: Severine Toussaert, University of Oxford

November 11: Basit Zafar, Arizona State [joint with Labor] Note: Monday @ 11:40am - 1:10pm in 115 Ives Hall.

November 12: Diana Tamir, Princeton University

November 19: Erik Snowberg, University of British Colombia [joint with Public and Micro Theory]

December 3: Emma Levine, University of Chicago 

December 10: Jacob Goldin, Stanford University [joint with Public]

Spring 2019

January 29:  Cornell Showcase featuring Katherine McComas, Marcel Preuss, Kevin Kniffen,

Will Hobbs, & Byoung-Hyoun Hwang

March 5: Ori Heffetz, Cornell and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March 12: Pete Ditto, University of California, Irvine

March 19: Daniel Gottlieb, Washington University

March 26: Ed O’Brien, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

March 27: Neil Thakral, Brown University (joint with Industrial Organization) 

Please note, this workshop will be held on a Wednesday.

April 2: Spring Break

April 9: Robert Metcalfe, Boston University (joint with Public Economics)

April 16: Szu-Chi Huang, Stanford University

April 23: Justine Hastings, Brown University (joint with Public Economics and Applied Economics)

April 30: Uri Gneezy, University of California, San Diego

May 7: John Beshears, Harvard University (joint with IBHF Household and Behavioral Finance Symposium). Venue change: location will be the Amphitheater in the Statler Hotel.


Fall 2018

Cornell Showcase: David Wooten, Marlen Gonzalez, Vicki Bogan, Nicolas Bottan, & David Pizarro
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California, Los Angeles
Tom Meyvis, New York University (Change of venue: B11 Sage Hall.)
Stephanie Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Saurabh Bhargava, Carnegie Mellon University
Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania (In conjunction with Health Economics. Change of time & venue: Monday @ 12:00 – 1:30pm, HEB T01.)
Ashley Whillans, Harvard University
Silvia Saccardo, Carnegie Mellon University (In conjunction with Public Economics.)
Alison Wood Brooks, Harvard University
Leo Bursztyn, University of Chicago
Philipp Strack, University of California, Berkeley (In conjunction with Micro Theory. Change of time & venue: Monday @ 4:15 – 5:45pm, 498 Uris Hall.)
Leaf Van Boven, University of Colorado (Change of venue: B11 Sage Hall.)
Florian Zimmermann, University of Bonn

Spring 2018

Cornell Showcase: Erica Boothby, Valerie Hans, Neil Lewis, Manoj Thomas, 
& Kaitlin Woolley
Phil Fernbach, University of Colorado
Nina Mazar, University of Toronto
Sean Fahle, SUNY Buffalo
Betsy Paluck, Princeton University
Daniel Martin, Northwestern University
Michael Kraus, Yale University
Naomi Feldman, FED Board
Jonathan Koehler, Northwestern University
Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto
Michal Kosinski, Stanford University
Ned Augenblick, University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2017

Cornell Showcase: Daniel Casasanto, Angus Hildreth, Amy Krosch, Brian Lucas, 
& Manoj Thomas
Boaz Keysar, University of Chicago
Alice Hsiaw, Brandeis University
Betsy Paluck, Princeton University
Gautam Rao, Harvard University
Youssef Benzarti, University of California, Los Angeles
Chris Olivola, Carnegie Mellon University
Ben Bushong, Michigan State University
James Choi, Yale University
Jessica Ancker, Weill Cornell Medicine
Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin
Katie Milkman, Penn State
Marina Agranov, Cal Tech

Spring 2017

Tali Sharot, University College, London
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hal Hershfield, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeremy Tobacman, Penn State
Peter Ubel, Duke University
Francesca Molinari, Cornell University
Igor Grossman, University of Waterloo
Elke Weber, Columbia University
Michaela Pagel, Columbia University
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M

Fall 2016

Cornell Showcase: David Just, Katie Kinzler, Adam Levine, Valerie Reyna, Sunita Sah, & Isaac Smith
Kareem Haggag, Yale University & Carnegie Mellon University
Rachel Croson, Michigan State University
Benjamin Enke, Harvard University
Dayanand Manoli, University of Texas
Jennifer Trueblood, Vanderbilt University
Benjamin Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania
Ilana Ritov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Katie Coffman, Harvard University
Yoel Inbar, University of Toronto
John Beshears, Harvard University

Spring 2016

Daniel Bartels, University of Chicago
Adam Waytz, Northwestern University
Jeff Naecker, Wesleyan University
Leslie John, Harvard University
Supreet Kaur, Columbia University
Etan Green, Microsoft Research
Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Risen, University of Chicago
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M
Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University

Fall 2015

Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hunt Allcott, New York University
Lucas Coffman, Ohio State University
David Tannenbaum, University of Chicago
Victoria Prowse, Cornell University
Russ Poldrack, Stanford University
Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California, Berkeley
Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Yale University
Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University
Deborah Small, University of Pennsylvania 
Christine Exley, Harvard University

Spring 2015

Tom Meyvis, New York University
Gal Zauberman, University of Pennsylvania
Todd Rogers, Harvard University
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M
Benjamin Keys, University of Chicago
Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Yale University
Charlie Sprenger, University of California, San Diego
Joe Kable, University of Pennsylvania
Dina Pomeranz, Harvard University
Abby Sussman, University of Chicago
Kelly Shue, University of Chicago

Fall 2014

Jacob Goldin, Princeton University
Alex Imas, Carnegie Mellon University
Gautam Rao, Harvard University & Microsoft Research
Jeff Galak, Carnegie Mellon University
Theresa Kuchler, New York University
Christopher Hsee, University of Chicago
Damon Jones, University of Chicago
Steve Sloman, Brown University
Jawwad Noor, Boston University
Clayton Critcher, University of California, Berkeley

Spring 2014

Devin Pope, University of Chicago
Adam Alter, New York University
Pietro Ortoleva, Columbia University
David Laibson, Harvard University
Judd Kessler, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Haidt, New York University
Tamar Kushnir, Cornell University
Katie Baldiga Coffman, Ohio State University

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