Economics Lunch

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Economics Lunch "plus"
by Prof. C. Miguel Brendl
Zoom: Wednesday, December 16, 12:15pm

Title: “Motivation during goal-pursuit: up, down, or stuck in the middle?”

The paper applies a Prospect Theory type reference point logic and marginal utility to understand how people sustain motivation in tasks that require persistence over time (e.g., repaying debt). I chose an older paper of mine (attached), but will point to some recent work that (a) suggests an opportunity for microeconomic theory and (b) examined applied field contexts, such as the debt repayments. My hope is to introduce a topic that might be new and of interest to some in the department.


Spring Term 2021


Economics Lunch
Economics Lunch "plus"
March 3, 202112:15S 15 / ZoomCyrill Buehler13:10
March 10, 202112:15S 15 / ZoomSeverin Zimmermann13:10
March 17, 202112:15S 15 / ZoomAlice Hengevoss13:10
March 24, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
March 31, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
April 7, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
April 14, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
April 21, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
April 28, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
May 5, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
May 12, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
May 19, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
May 26, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10
June 2, 202112:15S 15 / Zoom13:10