Events

The Economics Department schedules a variety of events, lectures, talks and gatherings throughout the year.  See the events calendar for more specific information.

Nov 2

THE ECONOMICS OF ALTRUISM

4:30 – 5:15 pm / Library Athenaeum
Economics of Altruism poster

"The Economics Behind Social Issues of Today" Talk Series

"The Economics of Altruism"

by Jonathan Lafky, Assistant Professor of Economics

What motivates people to behave selflessly?  What does it even mean to be selfless?  Professor Lafky will examine some of the ways in which economists model altruism, and discuss implications for economic behavior, especially charitable giving.

Refreshments served.

Sponsored by Economics. Contact: Sara Nielsen, Sara Nielsen, x4109