"Lawmaking in a Behavioral
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Christine Jolls will deliver the Third
Annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics.
The event will
take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The lecture is free and open to the public; RSVP
is strongly recommended.
To view the lecture via live stream, visit this website the day of the event or watch via Facebook Live.
Professor Jolls is currently the Gordon Bradford
Tweedy Professor at Yale Law School and Director of the Law
and Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Previously, she served as a law clerk for
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Jolls received
her law degree from Harvard Law School and earned her Ph.D. in Economics from
M.I.T. Her 2011 book,
“Behavioral Economics and the Law,” focused on the early evolution of
behavioral economics both outside and within legal policy analysis and
describes the central role of behavioral economics in such analysis today.
and teaching concentrate focus on the areas of employment law, privacy law,
behavioral law and economics, and government administration.
The Volcker Chair was endowed by Robert
Menschel, senior director at Goldman Sachs Group and trustee emeritus of
Syracuse University. “The critically important field of behavioral economics,
although relatively new, has quickly become central to policy makers and
corporate leaders in their decision making,” observes Menschel, the author
of Markets, Mobs, and Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of
Crowds. “Paul Volcker is the nation’s preeminent economist who
epitomizes the very best thinking in this area.” Volcker’s distinguished career
includes eight years as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan; four years as president of the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and two years as chair of President Obama’s
Economic Recovery Advisory Board. In addition, he served as Undersecretary of
Treasury for international monetary affairs and was chairman of the prominent
New York investment banking firm, J. Rothschild, Wolfensohn &
Co. Volcker also chaired the National Commission on the Public Service,
which focused on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the
The Maxwell School gratefully acknowledges Mr.
Menschel's generous support. Funding for policy-relevant research and
professional training for future public officials are key components to
advancing effective governance at the national, state and local levels.
Leonard Burman, the Paul Volcker Chair in
Behavioral Economics, hosts the Paul Volcker Lecture and Symposium. Burman, in
collaboration with colleagues in Maxwell's Center for Policy Research, where he
is a senior research associate, organizes an annual conference or
lecture on a public policy topic drawing on the insights and perspectives
of behavioral economics. In addition, graduate students, in public
administration and economics, organize a companion research symposium featuring
scholars working at the cutting edge of research in behavioral economics and
public policy. This year we welcome Professor Christine Jolls as our
2016 - Paul Volcker Lecture and Symposium - was held Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Schine Goldstein Auditorium. A video of the lecture with keynote speaker George Akerlof, is available on the Maxwell School YouTube channel.
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2015 - Inaugural Paul Volcker Lecture and Symposium – was held Thursday, March 19,
2015 at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. A video of the lecture with
keynote speaker Robert Shiller, is available now on the Maxwell School YouTube channel.
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For more information on the Paul Volcker
Lecture contact Katrina Wingle at: email@example.com.