Academy of Behavioral Economics 2019

Academy of Behavioral Economics 2019

Decision making in the age of A.I.

Decision making in the age of A.I.

Digital technologies aren’t just reshaping entire business models and sectors of the economy – they’re also radically changing human behaviour. New technologies demand new skills and ways of thinking. But how can companies prepare their employees for this upheaval? How will consumption, compliance and cooperation change? And how can behavioral economics research support us during the technological revolution?

Behavioral economics research has been engaging with these questions for years. The Academy of Behavioral Economics 2019 offers a unique arena in which to discover the latest exciting research findings from top international behavioral economists and discuss the impact of new technologies on your business, customers and employees with well-known politicians and economists. The Academy is also a hub for pioneers and new trends in behavioral economics and offers a platform for young, up-and-coming talents.

The Academy and the Summer School are aimed at decision-makers, thinkers and consultants working in economics, politics and society. They offer insights into human behavior, which is only partially rational, and its role in and consequences for companies, markets and society. The findings of behavioral economics are not only revolutionising science; those who draw the right lessons from typical behavioral patterns gain a strategic advantage for their organisations.? In addition, FehrAdvice & Partners AG will conduct the Behavioral Economics Summer School for the first time on 27 June 2019. This gives you the unique opportunity to design and to review evidence-based prototypes together with the top management of other companies and industries.

The basis for this day is the Behavioral Design approach of FehrAdvice & Partners AG, which introduces the world of experimentation in a simple and intuitive way. Find out how knowledge about human behavior and design can improve your results in an increasingly digital world. This is the promising basis of the #experimentability, the most important management resource of the 21st century.

Three reasons to participate:

  1. Up-and-coming talents and the most influential behavioral economists from around the world will be presenting their latest research findings in a unique context ?
  2. Speakers from diverse areas of industry will be addressing controversial issues
  3. You will learn how insights into human behavior can be used to the benefit of companies, as well as for the (re)structuring of markets

Open doors and welcome coffee

08.30 – 09.00 Uhr
Welcome and introduction by Florian Inhauser, SRF (Moderator)

Interview with David Bosshart (GDI)
Moderator: Florian Inhauser

Opening keynote: What is AI? Where do we stand?
Dan Goldstein

Session I: «Rising Stars» of Behavioral Economics – latest research insights

09.00 – 09.20 Uhr
The role of technology in the context of inequality
Dina Pomeranz

09.20 – 09.40 Uhr
Humans and algorythms
Alexander Wagner

09.40 – 10.00 Uhr
Nudging through machines and technology
Christina Gravert

10.00 – 10.15 Uhr
Discussion with participants
Moderator: Florian Inhauser

10.15 – 10.30 Uhr
Outlook into practice by FehrAdvice & Partners AG
Gerhard Fehr

10.30 Uhr

Session II: Insights From Practics: How Digitisation and AI are Transforming Companies

11.00 – 11.15 Uhr
Patrick Hunger (CEO Saxo Bank Switzerland)

11.15 – 11.30 Uhr
Hans-Peter Noll (Chairman Stiftung Zollverein)

11.30 – 11.45 Uhr
Gerold Riedmann (Managing Director Russmedia)

11.45 Uhr – 12.15 Uhr
Panel discussion
Moderator: Florian Inhauser

Flying lunch

Session III: How to Benefit from AI, Digitisation and Behavioral Economics – What Can Be Done in the Future?

14.00 Uhr

14.05 – 14.35 Uhr
How to benefit from AI?
Francesca Gino

14.35 – 15.05 Uhr
Better decision making in AI
John Michael Van Reenen

15.05 – 15.35 Uhr
Which skills will we need in the future?
Daniel Schunk

15.35 Uhr

16.00 – 16.30 Uhr
Decision making of individuals with AI
Shlomo Benartzi

16.30 – 17.00 Uhr
Corporate Culture – Why we still need "soft" factors
Ernst Fehr

17.00 – 17.30 Uhr
What does the future hold?
Alex Sandy Pentland

17.30– 17.50 Uhr
Final statement
Gerhard Fehr


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Lightweight, high impact
Exploring And Exploiting The Exponetial Economics of Experimentation

Michael Schrage




Early Bird Special incl. Summer School: CHF 2250 (up to 31 October 2018)

Early Bird Special excl. Summer School: CHF 1900 (up to 31 October 2018)

Full price incl. Summer School: CHF 2850 (from 1 November 2018)

Full price excl. Summer School: CHF 2500 (from 1 November 2018)

The conference fee has to be paid in advance and includes all food and beverages (including VAT), except accommodation. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.



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Langhaldenstrasse 21
8803 Rüschlikon/Zurich