Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Outside Broadcasts

Looking for suggestions for venues for lectures outside of UCD. The basic purpose is to keep people awake by shifting the environment and hopefully triggering some discussions based on cues. This may not work for the lecture series but would be an interesting thing to do more generally. We did some walking tours of Dublin in the last year that were really stimulating in terms of discussing ideas around the health and history work. Dublin is also one of the main centers of the current financial collapse so I am sure there is a lot of material to work with on that front with respect to behavioural economics. Some examples below (you get the idea):

- Lecture on rationality and financial decision making outside the IFSC
- Lecture on behavioural economics and investment at the site of the glass bottle factory

3 comments:

Kevin Denny said...

Lectures on risky behaviour outside Coppers'? At least some of our colleagues or former colleagues might agree to be interviewed about their experiences there.

Liam Delaney said...

A lecture would be tough but Coppers would be one of the world's best labs for looking at things like hyperbolic discounting.

Martin Ryan said...

What about a lecture in Tallanstown, Co. Louth, winner of this year's Tidy Towns competition:

http://url.ie/7hpn

What better way to get people to tidy up their towns than by making them compare themselves to each other?