Nobel Laureate Professor Richard H Thaler to deliver the Professor Amitava Bose Memorial Lecture at IIM Calcutta

Kolkata: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta will host the 2nd edition of the Professor Amitava Bose Memorial Lecture at the institute premises on 13th January 2020. Nobel laureate Professor Richard H. Thaler will address students and faculty members at the event through his lecture titled, “Doing Economics in the 21st Century”.

Professor Richard H. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics. Professor Thaler studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision‐making, which encompasses both, economics and psychology. He investigates the implications of relaxing the standard economic assumption that everyone in the economy is rational and selfish, instead entertaining the possibility that some of the agents in the economy are sometimes human.

The event will begin with a brief presentation about late Professor Amitava Bose. Professor Anju Seth, Director of IIM‐Calcutta will deliver the welcome address followed by the lecture of Professor Thaler.

The Amitava Bose lecture series was initiated in 2019 to carry forward the legacy of Prof. Amitava Bose. Prof. Bose was a renowned Economics Professor at IIM Calcutta. He served as a Director of IIM Calcutta from June 1997 to September 2002. The initiative aimed to pay tribute to Late Prof. Bose and his immense contribution to IIM Calcutta.