London: SOM/Speaker Series: Robert Shiller — Phishing for Phools

The Yale Club of London, and the London School of Economics are proud to invite you to attend a private lecture with 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Professor Robert Shiller.  Professor Shiller will be in London to introduce his new book, written in collaboration with George Akerlof: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.

Event: SOM/Speaker Series: Robert Shiller — Phishing for Phools
Date: 12 Nov 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
Location: London School of Economics, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building 54, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
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About the Event:

In their book, the authors challenge the view that free markets fundamentally deliver us prosperity. When there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception, and markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will ‘phish’ us as ‘phools’.  As too many optimists have learned to their detriment, asset prices volatility involves a whole ocean of phishes. With his thought provoking narrative, Shiller will tell us how borrowers are lured into unsuitable loans; firms are stripped of their assets; accountants mislead investors; and the digital media amplifies the irrational exuberance that seems to follow a pattern well known to the author.

We invite all Yale and LSE alumni and their guests to participate to the lecture, together with alumni of the Global Network for Advanced Management member schools.

Princeton University Press is offering Robert Shiller book: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception at the author’s discount of £12, to participants in the lecture. Pre-ordered books can be collected at the venue.  Please contact marco.severi@gmail.com or ryan_a_mathias@yahoo.com, if you are interested in ordering a copy.  (Please bring cash to the event).


Please note: Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Cost:
£12 YCL Members; £15 Guests/Extended Network