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What do economic actors know? David Tuckett – Narrative Economics

Location St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford Queen's Lane, OX1 4AR Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Oxford Economics Society and Rethinking Economics Oxford are delighted to be hosting David Tuckett to give a lecture on the question “What do economic actors know?”. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, arguably a consequence of irrational behaviour, this is an especially pertinent question, both to society and the economic discipline.

Professor David Tuckett trained in Economics, Medical Sociology and Psychoanalysis and is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at UCL in the Faculty of Brain Sciences. He won a 2006 Leverhulme Research fellowship for “psychoanalytic study of investment markets” and has since been collaborating with a range of colleagues to introduce psychoanalytical understanding to behaviour in the financial markets and the economy more generally.

He has published books and articles in sociology, psychoanalysis, economics, and finance and is a former President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Principal of the Health Education Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge.

Rethinking Economics is a student led movement which aims to open up the subject to different schools of thought and to other disciplines in the social sciences. In Oxford, the group runs discussion sessions on off-syllabus topics as well as host speakers with unique perspectives on the field.

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