Nudge for Good: Richard Thaler in conversation with Greta Johnsen


Event details

Date/Time Tue, Jun 7 @ 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Location Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Admission Free

Event description

Mindworks and WBEZ offer a special opportunity to hear from bestselling author and Nobel Prize recipient Richard Thaler. Thaler will be joined in conversation by Nerdette host Greta Johnsen to discuss his groundbreaking work on Nudges and choice architecture. Thaler’s work explores how situations alter people’s behavior in predictable ways, and how to apply these insights to help us all live happier, healthier lives.

Throughout the evening, we will explore the concept of nudges to better understand the external and internal forces that influence our everyday decision-making. The conversation will focus on how to use choice architecture to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society.

In addition to hearing from one of the world’s leading figures of behavioral science, participants will have the opportunity to win various prizes, including signed copies of Nudge, WBEZ swag, and tickets to Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!


5:45-6:30 pm Reception

6:30-7:30 pm Richard Thaler in conversation with Greta Johnsen

This event is available virtually as well as in-person at the Gleacher Center- 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr. When registering please indicate your viewing preference.

About Richard Thaler

Over the course of his storied career, Thaler has worked to examine the intersection between economics and psychology. Widely recognized as one of the most seminal figures in the field of behavioral economics, he was awarded the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About Greta Johnsen

Greta hosts and produces WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast, an interview show featuring people you either already love, or will be delighted to learn about. When she’s not leading book clubs or interviewing your favorite authors on stages throughout Chicago, you can catch her as a fill-in anchor at 91.5 fm.

About Mindworks: The Science of Thinking

Mindworks is the world’s first lab & discovery center dedicated to behavioral science. Free and located in downtown Chicago, Mindworks welcomes visitors to explore interactive exhibits, take part in hands-on research studies, and earn prizes for participating. Mindworks was conceived by faculty at the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was made possible by generous philanthropic support from PIMCO. Learn more and plan your visit at