Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavior Sciences at UCLA
The Marschak Colloquium meets on alternate Fridays from 1-3pm at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurs Hall, 3rd Floor, Room C301, except as indicated. All are welcome to attend.
October 3: Robert Boyd, Professor of Anthropology, UCLA and External Faculty Member, Santa Fe Institute
Field/Subfield: Anthropology/Biological Anthropology
Topic: "Models of Human Cooperation"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Anthropology
October 6, 3-5pm in Room B301 of UCLA Anderson School of Management (Please note change in day, time, and room): James J. Heckman, The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University of Chicago, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Field/Subfield: Economics/Econometrics, with Applications to the Origins of Inequality and the Evaluation of Social Programs
Topic: "The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Economics, the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and Department of Public Policy of the UCLA School of Public Affairs
October 17: Preston McAfee, Vice President and Research Fellow, Yahoo! Research and J. Stanley Johnson Professor Business, Economics, and Management at the California Institute of Technology
Field/Subfield: Economics/Microeconomics, Business Strategy, and Managerial Economics
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Economics
October 31: Christopher S. Tang, Edward Carter Professor of Business Administration, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Field/Subfield: Business Administration and Management/Production Planning, Supply Chain Management, and the Marketing/Manufacturing Interface
Topic: "Supply Chain Risk Management"
Cosponsored by the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management Area of UCLA Anderson School of Management
November 14: Michael D. Intriligator, Professor of Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy, UCLA, and Co-Director of the Marschak Colloquium (watch slides) and Axel Leijonhufvud, Emeritus Professor of Economics, UCLA and Professor of Monetary Economics, University of Trento, Italy (watch slides).
Field/Subfield: Economics/Economic and Political Policy
Topic: "The Current Worldwide Financial and Economic Crisis"
In Public Affairs Building 2270, UCLA
December 5: Chancellor Gene D. Block, Chancellor of UCLA, Professor of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and Professor of Physiological Science in the College of Letters and Science, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Physiology and Psychiatry/Biological Clocks, Aging, and Sleep-related Biological Research
Topic: "Biological Clocks"
January 16: John Bragin, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, UCLA Human Complex Systems Program
Field/Subfield: Complexity Science/Human Complex Systems
Topic: "Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Human Complex Systems Program
January 30: Andrew Sabl, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Political Science/Political Theory and Ethics
Topic: "Leadership and the Struggle for Focal Points"
Cosponsored by the Department of Public Policy of the UCLA School of Public Affairs
February 13: L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Visiting Scholar in the UCLA Department of Computer Science and Co-Founder, Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, Field/Subfield: Gerontology/Supercentenarians - Persons who have Lived to be 110 Years or Older
Topic: ""Secrets of the Oldest Old"
February 20: Judy Estrin, CEO, JLabs and Author, Closing the Innovation Gap
Field/Subfield: Science, Technology & Innovation/Leadership/Policy/Education
Topic: "Sustainable Innovation: What is required of business, education and government leaders to revive America's Innovation Ecosystem"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Computer Science
February 27: Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Artificial Intelligence/Statistics/Philosophy/Causal Inference
Topic: "Causes and Counterfactuals: The Foundations of Empirical Studies in the Social, Behavioral, Economic and Health Sciences"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy
March 13: Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Information Studies/Scientific Communication, Infrastructure, Information Systems
Topic: "Scholarship in the Digital Age"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education and the UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS)
April 24: George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Field/Subfield: Psychology/Judgment and Decision Making with Special Interest in Decision Making over Time, Negotiations, Risk Perception, and Applications of Psychology to Economics and Law
Topic: "The Economist as Therapist: Using Ideas from Behavioral Economics to Improve Health"
Cosponsored by the Behavioral Decision Making Group of the UCLA Anderson School of Management
May 8: THE 2008-2009 MARSCHAK MEMORIAL LECTURE: Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Field/Subfield: Social and Political Problems Arising Out of Science and Technology.
Topic: "Domestication of Biotechnology" Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Chemistry, the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, the UCLA Biotech Training Program, and the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).
**LOCATION: UCLA BROAD AUDITORIUM, BROAD ART CENTER 2160E -- RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, ATRIUM D**
May 22: Steve Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Field/Subfield: Statistics/Development of statistical methodology, especially for problems involving categorical variables
June 5: Angela Hawken, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
Field/Subfield: Economics/Social and Political Problems Arising Out of Science and Technology
Topic: "Is Corruption Measurable?"
NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM: PUBLIC AFFAIRS BUILDING ROOM 2232