The situation around COVID-19 is evolving at an astounding rate. Thinking beyond the physical health ramifications to the mental health, anxiety, communication and sense-making aspects, our panel looks at what’s going on and do their best to make sense of the rapidly shifting series of events.
– Professor Nick Enfield, Department of Linguistics
– Professor Ian Hickie, Brain and Mind Centre
– Dr Claire Hooker, Faculty of Medicine and Health
– Professor Julie Leask, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
– Professor Agnieszka Tymula, School of Economics
– Professor Annamarie Jagose (Moderator), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
So much fun delivering my first keynote address on neuroeconomics at the ESA meeting in Vienna.
Hosted by the new Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Annamarie Jagose, and in collaboration with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Outside the Square is a new series in which six expert panels will address questions that speak to the heart of what it means to be a person today.
There’ll be drinks. There’ll be catering by the renowned chefs of Spice Ally.
There’ll also be a linguist, a philosopher, a satirist, an economist (HEY, THIS IS ME!), a playwright, a journalist, a teacher, an environmentalist, a technologist, an artistic director, a forensic psychologist, a CEO of happiness, and a social media troll.
After huge success last year, we are raising the bar again. On Tuesday 18/10 twenty academics from the University of Sydney across twenty bars in Sydney will talk about their research while you drink and listen. This year I will be talking about neuroeconomics of self-control. More details here: http://www.rtbevent.com/agnieszkatymula
We are extremely happy to have received $21,827.95 from the University of Sydney. And yes, I am not joking this is the exact number! Together with Dr. Stefanie Schurer we will use this money to investigate the role of risk and time preferences as well as personality traits in a randomised control trail that assists 400 overweight patients in losing and maintaining healthy weight. We are working on this project with a great team from the Boden Institute at the University of Sydney. Stay tuned for the results!
Great news. Me, Dr. Kevin Schnepel and Prof. Bob Slonim are joining forces with Sydney Opera House to conduct research on charitable giving. The project aims to understand customers’ philanthropic motives within the customer-organisation relationship, by combining existing data with behavioural-economic motivated field and lab experiments to study Sydney Opera House customers’ motives for philanthropy. Due to rising costs, budget cuts and greater community outreach, many art organizations increasingly rely on their customers for philanthropic support. The findings are expected to broaden and deepen theoretical understanding of altruism and preferences for charitable behaviour within the social science literature, and provide at organisations with empirically-tested approaches to improve their philanthropy.
You can hear all about my research while having a pint in a bar. How cool is that!
When: February, 23rd at 7pm
Where: Hotel Harry, 44 Wentworh Ave, Surry Hills
More information available here: https://sydney.nerdnite.com
You can now listen to me on the ABC’s RN Drive It’s All Academic show talking about neuroeconomics and decision making here. Enjoy!
Check out the new book on how ambiguity avoidance shapes our lives “Nonsense: the power of not knowing” by Jamie Holmes! Some of my own work on ambiguity has made it to the book and some fancy media outlets following its publication: Fast Company, The Scientist, City A.M.