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Lectures planned on economics and psychology, beginning April 3

six afternoons in April, Jean Tirole of the University of Toulouse will deliver a series of talks on "Egonomics: Explorations in Economics and Psychology." The lectures will cover some of the most significant developments in the newly emerging field of behavioral economics.

The topics and dates are: "Homo Economicus Gets a Psyche" (April 3); "The Psychological Immune System" (April 8); "Emotional Investment" (April 15); "The Economics of Illusion" (April 17); "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation" (April 22); and "Implications for Public Policy" (April 24). All will be delivered at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Tirole is scientific director of the Institut d'Economie Industrielle at the University of Social Sciences in Toulouse, one of Europe's leading centers for the study of economics, and also is affiliated with Ecole des Ponts in Paris and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author or co-author of six books, including "The Theory of Industrial Organization," "Game Theory," "A Theory of Incentives in Regulation and Procurement" and "The Prudential Regulation of Banks." He is a past president of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association.

The presentations are part of the Scribner Lecture Series, sponsored by the University and Princeton University Press .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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