November 2015

David Dodge CIFAR Lecture Series

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King St. W. , Toronto

Please join us for the first installment of a prestigious lecture series to honour former CIFAR Board Chair David Dodge and his extraordinary contributions to Canada.

The inaugural lecture features CIFAR Senior Fellow George Akerlof presenting Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.

George Akerlof is a Nobel Laureate and professor at Georgetown University. His lecture draws on new insights from his latest book of the same title, co-authored with Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller. Their work challenges traditional economic views and is a must-read for all those who strive to understand market behaviour.

With introductory remarks from Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of The Bank of Canada.

"...an entertaining and lively account... The implications are complex and profound." -Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics

EC Member Pricing:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Guest Pricing:
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

Student pricing (limited seating):
$80 +HST

- For student registration, please call 416-306-0899 -

David Dodge CIFAR Lecture Series

George A. Akerlof

American economist and Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University

George A. Akerlof

George Akerlof was educated at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his PhD in 1966, the same year he became an assistant professor at Berkeley. He became a full professor in 1978.Professor Akerlof is a 2001 recipient of the Alfred E. Nobel Prize in Economic Science; he was honored for his theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. He is also the 2006 President of the American Economic Association. He served earlier as vice president and member of the executive committee. He is also on the North American Council of the Econometric Association.

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