"Behavioural Economics" – Young Economist’s QLD Online Event - ONLINE ONLY - ONLINE ONLY


From: Monday August 8, 2022, 5:30 pm

To: Monday August 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

Behavioural economics is a growing field that can give insights into public policy and administration application. With this webinar, the Young Economists QLD aims to provide a greater understanding of how behavioural economics is applied in practice and some of the latest research occurring in the field.

Please join us to hear from field experts as they share their experiences and research in behavioural economics. David will discuss his current research into dark nudges in the timeshare industry, while Monica will discuss her experiences working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

When: 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Monday 8 August 2022. Question time will follow the presentations.

Where: Zoom (register below to receive a link)

Cost: Free

Please register below by 12pm 8 August 2022. The link to join this webinar will be included in an auto-generated email - please look out for this and keep it safe until the webinar is due to be broadcast.

Meet the speakers

Monica DiLeo

Monica DiLeo is a PhD candidate in Political Economy at UQ's School of Political Science and International Studies. Her research examines how central banks across the West and Asia are approaching climate change. Prior to commencing at UQ, Monica worked on the Applied Critical Thinking function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which integrated insights from fields such as behavioural economics, cognitive science, and complex systems theory to improve the way that central banks operate under conditions of uncertainty and complexity. Monica earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University in 2016.

David Butler

David Butler obtained both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in economics at the University of York, UK, and his PhD from University of Western Australia. He has taught at the Universities of Western Australia, Arizona and Murdoch, prior to Griffith University, Queensland. His research interests are in behavioural economics, decision theory and behavioural game theory. Particular interests include the behavioural implications of imprecisely perceived preferences and social motivations in economic decision-making. His research has been published in numerous international journals, including the American Economic Review. He has served as head of economics for two universities and recently led the creation of a behavioural science major at Griffith. He is a former President of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Economic Society.

 Who are the Young Economists?

The Young Economists in Queensland is aimed at promoting a community of young economists ranging from recent graduates to those within the first 10 years of their career working within industry, academia and the public sector. From hosting networking events to encouraging economic discussions and debates, the society actively encourages young career economists to build a network to support both personal and professional development.

Special membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of Economic Society activities, membership also enables young economists to attend events tailored for young economists, meet your peers and discuss real economic issues. Membership price: $40 which may be tax deductible

To become a member, click here to register through ESA Queensland. Please select ‘Associate Membership – Young Economists’ under membership type to join. By joining Young Economists, you can also elect to join the Women in Economics Network at no extra cost.  


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