Sydney - Christmas Thinking at Twilight with Prof Michelle Baddeley

Sydney - Christmas Thinking at Twilight with Prof Michelle Baddeley

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  • Sydney
Hosted by Cambridge Society of New South Wales
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 6.30pm to 8.00pm AEDT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of New South Wales for their Christmas Thinking at Twilight with a guest speaker Professor Michelle Baddeley, who will be talking on 'Copycats & Contrarians'

Michelle Baddeley is moving from her roles as Director and Research Professor at the Institute for Choice, at the University of South Australia to new roles as the Associate Dean - Research and Professor in Economics at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. She is also an Honorary Professor with the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London. She was Director of Studies (Economics), Fellow and Tutor/Admissions Tutor at Gonville & Caius College 1995-2013, affiliated with the Faculty of Economics. She has an MPhil and PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a BA and BEcon from the University of Queensland.

Michelle will talk about insights from her recent book, Copycats & Contrarians - Why We Follow Others, and When We Don't (Yale University Press) - a multidisciplinary exploration of our human inclination to herd, exploring why our instinct to copy others can be dangerous in today’s interlinked world.  Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, political ructions 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, conform and imitate others.

Dress code: Business (jacket & tie required for men, equivalent for women)

Booking information

This its a ticketed event; to purchase your ticket please contact the primary group's contact Suzie Ruse using the link below. 

$40pp includes drink and canapes on arrival


University, Union & Schools Club
25 Bent Street