Sydney - AGM and Thinking at Twilight
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of New South Wales for their AGM and 'Thinking at Twilight' with a guest speaker Professor Michelle Baddeley, a behavioural economist and author of Copycats and Contrarians.
Michelle Baddeley is Director and Research Professor at the Institute for Choice (I4C), University of South Australia and an Honorary Professor, University College London – where she was Professor in the Economics and Finance of the Built Environment 2013-17. She was Director of Studies (Economics) and Fellow at Gonville & Caius College 1995-2013, and a lecturer for the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge UK. She has an MPhil/PhD (Economics) from the University of Cambridge.
Michelle will talk about insights from her book, Copycats and Contrarians, a multidisciplinary exploration of our human inclination to herd and why our instinct to copy others can be dangerous in today’s interlinked world. Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, and the spread of religious terrorism appear to have little in common, but all are driven by the same basic instincts: the tendency to herd, follow and imitate others.
Dress code: jacket and tie for men and equivalent for women
If you would like to attend this event, please book online using the link below.