Seminar "Behavioral Economics for Chronic Disease Prevention"

Seminar "Behavioral Economics for Chronic Disease Prevention"

The Seminar "Behavioral Economics for Chronic Disease Prevention" will take place at the National School of Public Health - Universidade NOVA, on May 24, 2024, between 14h30 and 15h30.

This presentation will begin by introducing how individuals are expected to make decisions under the classical economic model and the role of government in assuming that model is correct. It will then discuss select failures of rationality, including time inconstant preferences, preference instability, loss aversion, and select biases. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of interventions that may be able to overcome these biases in efforts to improve population health. 

This Seminar will be presided by Eric Finkelstein, Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care. He has published over 300 manuscripts and 2 books. Based on google scholar, he has an h-index of 76, i10-index of 249 and his publications have been cited over 100,000 times, including in the landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the U.S. Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). He was included several times in the list of the World's Most Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics and among the Top 2% of scientists worldwide in a study by Stanford University in 2021.

This Seminar will be held in hybrid mode. You can participate in person or online.

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Andreia Santos


Sílvia Lopes