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Information is often beneficial to people, but sometimes it isn't, and sometimes it is actually harmful. This lecture will discuss the complex effects of information on people's welfare, with reference to new evidence on that question.

Event details of Disclosure Obligations: Individual and Welfare Effects
Date 15 January 2019
Time 13:00 -15:00
Professor Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School

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This lecture is organised by Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE) and Amsterdam Law and Behavior Institute (A-LAB).

The paper on which this lecture is based can be found here.


13:00 – Welcome & Coffee
13:15 – Lecture by Cass Sunstein and Q&A
14:15 – Reception


About the Speaker: Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. He the author of prominent publications on behavioural law and economics, including Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard Thaler, 2008).

About ACLE: The Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE) is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam. The objective of the ACLE is to promote high-quality interdisciplinary research at the intersection between law and economics.

About A-Lab: The Amsterdam Law and Behavior Institute (A-LAB) is a collaboration of several faculties of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) focusing on interdisciplinary research in the field of law and behavior.

Location: Auditorium
Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam
Gustav Mahlerplein 117
1082 MS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Please note: it is no longer possible to register for this event.