Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman to Deliver Alexander Brody Lecture at Yeshiva University Feb. 3

Jan 13, 2004 — New York, NY, January 13, 2004—Daniel Kahneman, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University, will discuss “Intuition and Bounded Rationality” at the Alexander Brody Distinguished Service Lecture in Economics, Tuesday, February 3, at Yeshiva University.

The public lecture will take place at 7:30 pm in Weissberg Commons, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue at 184th Street on the university’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan.

Dr. Kahneman received the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his groundbreaking work in integrating psychological research into economics. He developed an approach to the study of judgment and decision-making, which explores how human judgment may take shortcuts that separate from the basic principles of probability.

Dr. Kahneman has taught at Princeton since 1993. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he received his bachelor’s degree from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University and his PhD from the University of California-Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Econometric Society. Dr. Kahneman has won the Hilgard Award for Lifetime Contribution to General Psychology and the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. The American Psychological Association recognized him with its Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1982.

The lecture, chaired by Dr. Aaron Levine, Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics, is named for Alexander Brody, a professor of economics and history who died in 1988 after a 34-year tenure at Yeshiva University.

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