Behavioural Economics of Optimistic Expectations, Welfare, and Policy

Date: 10-11 April, 2012

Location: Hugh Dixson Theatre, UNSW

This workshop featured papers in the area of behavioural economics that explore the link between optimistic expectations and important outcomes, like utility, health, and choice behaviour. Empirical studies (eg. in health, education, and welfare), experimental studies, theory, and policy applications (eg. voting, taxes, and optimal information policy) will all be represented. This workshop has been made possible through the generous support of the Australian Research Council (project DP0987840).