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A new seminar series in London, first talk by Nassim Taleb

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Decision Science News, the new Economics of Behaviour and Decision-Making Seminar, and the London Business School Centre for Marketing invite you to an Evening Seminar on:

“The Impact of the Highly Improbable”

with Nassim Nicholas Taleb
(Visiting Professor, London Business School)

At this evening seminar, we are delighted to welcome Nassim Taleb who will be discussing the impact of the highly improbable. In this seminar he presents the role of the rare events across history, the arts, technology, and business and economic life. He discusses the psychological processes and biases that causes us to misunderstand them: retrospective distortion, silent evidence, narrative fallacy, as well as the scientific errors leading to the underestimation of the role of these events. Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an essayist, applied statistician, and veteran “quant”/ trader focusing on the multidisciplinary aspects of high-impact rare events (“Black Swans”). Taleb is the author of the NYT Bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, New York: Random House and London: Penguin (2007), as well as Fooled By Randomness (2005, 2001) and Dynamic Hedging: Managing Vanilla and Exotic Options, J. Wiley (1997).

Date: Monday 24th September 2007
Venue: London Business School Lecture Theatre 1
Registration: 17:00 Seminar: 17:30 – 19:00
Followed by a drinks reception

NOTE: This talk is “sold out”, but we can accept 20 more people on the list because of a predictable percentage of no-shows. People on the waiting list will be emailed if there is still room.

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The full schedule of talks at the Economics of Behaviour and Decision Making seminar series is maintained at http://www.decisionresearchlab.com/ebdm/

Lionel Page (Westminster Business School)
Dan Goldstein (London Business School)