Behavioral Economics for Leaders: Research-Based Insights on the Weird, Irrational, and Wonderful Ways Humans Navigate the Workplace

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30

The Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School and the Institute for Behavioral Economics at CBS and UChicago invite to a seminar by Professor Matthias Sutter and moderated Q&A


Behavioral Economics for Leaders: Research-Based Insights on the Weird, Irrational, and Wonderful Ways Humans Navigate the Workplace


Time and Location:

November 7th, 2023 at 14.00 – 15.30

Porcelænshaven 22
2000 Frederiksberg
Copenhagen, Denmark

About the seminar and book

Every leader should know the surprising research and strange conclusions of behavioral economics--for fairness, teamwork and productivity

You and your colleagues don’t always make rational decisions. Sometimes that's a problem that leaders must address, and sometimes that can be a good thing--when employees put their colleagues’ interests ahead of their own.  Dr. Matthias Sutter, a leading economist from Germany's world-renowned Max Planck Institute explains the latest surprising insights based on behavioral economics research. The book explains how people tick, how they react to incentives (monetary or non-monetary in nature) and what that means for working together—or against each other—at work.

Dr. Sutter summarizes new and classic behavioral science research that applies the everyday business world, so leaders can improve teams and organizations, the research-based way. Find out which factors are important for professional success, from career entry to senior management.

  • Start your career on the right footing, advance quicker, and strategize how to meet your goals
  • Understand what’s holding your colleagues back from productivity and implement evidence-based changes
  • Identify hidden biases in yourself and others to overcome inequalities and inefficiencies
  • Become a better leader and decision-maker by learning to interpret people’s actions

Individuals, organizations, and teams will benefit from the often-counterintuitive wisdom in this book. Based on the author’s 20 years of research—plus the findings of the world’s top behavioral economists—Behavioral Economics for Leaders can help you get your team and your organization where you want to lead it.

About Professor Matthias Sutter

Matthias Sutter, born in 1968, received his doctorate in economics from the University of Innsbruck in 1999, where he also habilitated in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, he conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Economic Systems in Jena. Other positions were at the University of Cologne (2005-2006, 2015-2017), the University of Innsbruck (2006-2013) and the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014). From July 2007 to June 2013, he was also a professor (part-time) at the University of Gothenburg. Since 2017, Sutter has headed the Experimental Economics Department at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Common Goods and is also a part-time professor at the Universities of Cologne and Innsbruck. He is currently co-editor of several journals, including "Management Science" and "European Economic Review". Sutter also writes popular science books: "The Discovery of Patience" was published in 2014 and "The Human Factor or What Matters in Professional Life" in 2022.

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