Past Event

Yochai Benkler - Endogenous Beliefs and Preferences and the Problem of Power in Democratic Market Societies

March 23, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Event Description

The twin pillars of liberalism, generalized markets and representative electoral democracies, depend on assumptions about the origins and shape of human beliefs and preferences that are increasingly at odds with what behavioral research, on one hand, and the business practices of the most valuable companies in the world, on the other hand, teach us about human beings, and how we form and change our beliefs and preferences. What implications does this realization have for research in mind, brain, and behavior? What implications does it have for institutional design of both markets and democratic institutions?

Event Speaker

Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Hosted by the Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University.