Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
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Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions

Decisions Under Scarcity

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 2:50 PM - 3:25 PM
International Ballroom West

Eldar Shafir

Eldar Shafir
Princeton University

Scarcity underlies many decision-making contexts, from time scarcity among the busy to money scarcity among the poor. We will explore decisions under scarcity, which is likened to traveling through life with a stuffed suitcase that offers no slack. The behaviors and policy implications that emerge from scarcity will be discussed.

This is part of the Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions Theme Program. Additional Speakers

Eldar Shafir in the news: The Globe and Mail (Aug 31, 2010) and Money Life (Dec 16, 2010).

 
Subject Area: Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions

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