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Robert Frank & Dan Kammen in conversation on the Psychology of Climate Change

January 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Robert Frank will visit GSPP on Mon­day, Jan. 27, from 3–5 pm in the Liv­ing Room to dis­cuss his upcom­ing book, Under the Influ­ence. The book will offi­cially be for sale on Tues­day, Jan. 28 in stores.

After more than three decades, the pub­lic is finally begin­ning to grasp what a seri­ous threat global warm­ing poses. What’s miss­ing from the cli­mate con­ver­sa­tion now is a plau­si­ble nar­ra­tive about how we might parry this threat. Draw­ing on ideas from his recently pub­lished book, Under the Influ­ence: Putting Peer Pres­sure to Work, Robert Frank explains why our abil­ity to tap the prodi­gious power of behav­ioral con­ta­gion may make the path for­ward less daunt­ing than many think.”

Robert H. Frank is the Hen­ri­etta John­son Louis Pro­fes­sor of Man­age­ment and Pro­fes­sor of Eco­nom­ics at Cornell’s John­son Grad­u­ate School of Man­age­ment. For more than a decade, his “Eco­nomic View” col­umn appeared monthly in The New York Times. He received his BS in math­e­mat­ics from Geor­gia Tech and then taught math and sci­ence for two years as a Peace Corps Vol­un­teer in rural Nepal. He holds an MA in sta­tis­tics and a Ph.D. in eco­nom­ics, both from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley. His papers have appeared in the Amer­i­can Eco­nomic Review, Econo­met­rica, Jour­nal of Polit­i­cal Econ­omy, and other lead­ing pro­fes­sional journals.

His books have been trans­lated into 23 lan­guages, includ­ing Choos­ing the Right Pond, Pas­sions Within Rea­son, Micro­eco­nom­ics and Behav­ior, Prin­ci­ples of Eco­nom­ics (with Ben Bernanke), Lux­ury Fever, What Price the Moral High Ground?, Falling Behind, The Eco­nomic Nat­u­ral­ist, The Dar­win Econ­omy, and Suc­cess and Luck.

Please join us for light refresh­ments after the dis­cus­sion at 4:30 pm.


Event web­site: click here.


January 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Goldman School of Public Policy
Living Room, Main Building
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310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085
Email: ergdeskb@berkeley.edu


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