CPE Course Mr. Spock and Homer Simpson: The Two Sides of Human Economic Behavior
January 17, 2018
11:30AM — 3:00 PM
Curriculum Continuing Education
Field of Interest
Professionals desiring a better understanding of human behavior while exploring the ideas of innovative economists in a rewarding and stimulating environment.
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- Learn why economists assume people are “rational” despite it sometimes being false.
- Realize that humans are both Mr. Spock (rationa) and Homer Simpson (irrational), and how to optimize decisions from both.
- Explore how to use various economic models and theories to explain human behaviors—the reactions to various policies and incentives.
- Understand the principle of revealed preference; why there is usually a gap between what people say and what they do.
- Gain an understanding of the critical importance of price theory: how prices transmit information, allocate resources and distribute income.
- Learn why people cheat and learn the theory of fraud.
- Debate the morality and ethics of various policies and issues facing citizens today.
- How parents decide to divide their wealth.
- Is population growth a blessing or a curse?
- Does the government deficit and the trade deficit hurt or help the economy?
- Why do laundries charge less for men’s shirts than for women’s?
- Do companies really plan obsolescence?
- Why are shopping carts getting bigger?
- Why is movie theater popcorn so expensive?
- Should there be a free market in human organs?
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