Interdisciplinary Group in Behavioral Decision Making

The interdisciplinary research group in Behavioral Decision Making was formed in 2003. Our purpose is to draw together scholars with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and shared research interests in the behavioral analysis of judgment and decision making.

In so doing, we hope to foster greater communication and more frequent collaboration among participants. Toward that end, we sponsor a research seminar series that meets from 12:15-1:30pm on the second and fourth Fridays of each month during the academic year, promulgate a working paper series, and provide curriculum advice to doctoral students. We welcome participation from all interested faculty and students from UCLA and neighboring institutions.

Co-chairs: Shlomo Benartzi
, Craig Fox.

Behavioral Decision Making article, Assets Magazine, Fall 2009

Join us for the next BDM Colloquium:

November 4, 2016 | 12:15-1:30 pm | Cornell Hall - D307
 Michael I. Norton 
| Harvard Business School
"Wanting, Voting, and Paying for Greater Equality"

If you would like to meet with Michael before or after his talk, contact: | 310-825-2881

To receive emailed announcements for our talks, contact | 310-825-2881.


Fall 2016 Schedule

November 4
Michael I. Norton | Harvard Business School
"Wanting, Voting, and Paying for Greater Equality"

November 18
Gregory Samanez-Larkin 
| Yale University 
"Decision Making in the Aging Brain:
A Neuroeconomic Translational Approach"

December 9
Shane Frederick
 | Yale University 
"Topic to be announced"


[printer-friendly schedule]
[past speakers]

2016 Schedule

April 8
Gal Zauberman 
| Yale School of Management 
"How Taking Photos Affects Enjoyment and Memory of Experiences"

April 22
Robert H. Frank 
| Cornell University 
"Success and Luck"

April 29 [new date]
Saurabh Bhargava
 | Carnegie Mellon University 
"The Complexity of Health Plan Choice: Challenges and Policy Remedies"

May 6
Michael I. Norton 
| Harvard Business School
"Wanting, Voting, and Paying for Greater Equality"

Winter 2016 Schedule

January 8
Paul Zak 
| Claremont Graduate University 
"The Neuroscience of Persuasion: Applications to
Marketing and Consumer Experiences"

January 22
David Budescu 
| Fordham University 
"Aggregating Information by Harnessing the "Wisdom of Crowds":
New Theoretical Results and Empirical Findings"

February 5
Ellen Peters 
| Ohio State University
"Multiple Numeric Competencies in Judgment and Decisions"
[abstract] [watch the video]

February 19
Bertram Malle
 | Brown University 
"Updating the Map of Moral Judgment"

March 11
Maurice Schweitzer 
| University of Pennsylvania 
"Bliss is Ignorance: Perceptions of Extreme versus Moderate

To locate faculty with expertise in specific topics see the Faculty Expertise Guide.


Interdisciplinary Group in Behavioral Decision Making