Posted by Antonia Kendall on Friday October 31st, 2014


Date: 14 November 2014

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm (arrive at 3:15pm for a 3:30pm start. The event will be followed by networking drinks)

Location: Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Level 1, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney 2000


Join us for an upcoming talk by ground-breaking behavioural economist, Professor Shlomo Benartzi (UCLA Anderson School of Management).

Professor Benartzi is a leading authority on behavioural finance and (along with Professor Richard Thaler, co-author of ‘Nudge’) pioneered the Save More Tomorrow program (SMarT). The program has encouraged millions of people in the US and the UK to start saving to boost their retirement savings, and is now being offered by the majority of large companies in the U.S. and a growing number of plans in Australia and the UK.

He has advised numerous government agencies, including the White House and Number 10 Downing Street, and has worked with many financial institutions, currently serving as an academic advisor and chief behavioural economist for the Allianz Global Investors Center for Behavioral Finance.

Professor Benartzi joins us on 14 November to talk about his latest research looking at the intersection between behavioural economics and the digital revolution, and the way in which human decision-making is changing in a world full of screens. His new research uncovers how we think differently online and make choices that differ from those we make offline.

Given that this has very real implications for policy makers, businesses, educators, retailers and marketers as we shift towards more online services, communication and transactions, Professor Benartzi reflects on these findings as a new opportunity to help people make the right choices.

His talk will be followed by a panel discussion where he will be joined by:

  • Mr Arun Abey, Chairman of ipac
  • Professor Dan Lovallo, Professor of Business Strategy, University of Sydney Business School
  • Ms Jerril Rechter, 

    Chief Executive Officer, 

    Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Moderated by Dr Rory Gallagher from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet's Behavioural Insights Unit.

This will be followed by a Q&A session and a drinks reception.


This event is brought to you by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, University of Sydney Business School and US Studies Centre.


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