*DATE UPDATED* Roland BENABOU, distinguished visiting professor at the Department this year, will be giving a lecture series at the Collège de France.

Roland BENABOU has been invited by Philippe AGHION, Chairholder in the Economics of Institutions, Innovation and Growth at the Collège de France, to give a lecture series on :

L’économie des croyances et des normes sociales
1. Croyances individuelles : rationalité, subjectivité et motivations psychologiques
2. Croyances collectives : organisations, marchés financiers et idéologies politiques
3. Lois et normes : incitations, moralité et sanctions sociales
4. Économie politique : science, religion et innovation

When ?  Wednesday, November 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th, 2017 – 5 to 6 PM
Where ? Collège de France,  11, place Marcellin Berthelot, 75005 – AMPHI Guillaume Budé

NB Lectures are open to all, free of charge and without prior registration.

LINK to the programme (PDF, in French)

Roland BENABOU is the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate of NBER, CEPR Research Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor, Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a Guggenheim Fellow.

He is currently a coeditor of the American Economic Review and serves or has served on the editorial board of numerous other journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Roland BENABOU's research spans both macroeconomic and microeconomic areas, such as the interplay of inflation and imperfect competition, or speculation and manipulation in financial markets. His recent work lies in three main areas. The first links inequality, growth, social mobility and the political economy of redistribution. The second centers on education, social interactions and the socioeconomic structure of cities. The third is that of economics and psychology ("behavioral economics"). It focuses in particular on extrinsic incentives versus intrinsic motivation, on the determinants of prosocial behavior and on motivated beliefs, both individual (overconfidence, wishful thinking, identity) and collective (groupthink, market manias, ideology, religion).

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