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B.U.I.L.D. - The Nudge Edition


Welcome to the first  event  of the BUILD  series: The Nudge Edition

Start the new semester by joining us for a presentation from  our own Tyler  Prante. Understanding Choice Architexture: Lessons from Behavioral Economics for LAVC. Nudge book cover; Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.

Thursday, 2/14/19, Fireside Room, 1:30-2:30 PM.

The students, faculty, staff, and administrators of LAVC face meaningful choices such as: What major should I choose? How many sections of Econ 1 should I schedule? Where should a new parking lot be located? Which disciplines should hire new faculty members? Behavioral  economics  tells us that people making major decisions like these struggle.  Despite good intentions, we frequently err in predictable ways and make choices that are not in our best interest.

Using Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's  best-selling book Nudge as a guide, this lecture will discuss some important findings in behavioral economics. The goal is to identify lessons from behavioral economics  that can be used in implementing the Guided Pathways initiative at LAVC. Understanding Choice Architecture/Nudge Flyer.

The talk will be followed by an introduction to the BUILD series, including forming the Nudge book groups and making decisions on when and how often to meet. Copies of the book can be checked out from the PDC at LARC 200.

Join us for the other related events:

Video Showing, April 17, 2019, Fireside Room, 1-2 PM

Book Group, Feb 20, Mar 27, Apr 24, 2019, PDC LARC 200, 1-2 PM


For the Book Groups:

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials,  or any other accommodations, should contact Jeanne Owens in Professional  Development at least 5 business Days before the event.