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Richard H. Thaler, Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago and columnist for the New York Times News Service will give a lecture on the topic of “Tom Schelling and the Origins of Behavioral Economics” as the third annual Schelling Lecture at noon on Wednesday, April 13 at the School of Public Policy. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy.

The lecture will touch on Behavioral Economics (the focus of Professor Thaler's research and recent New York Times column) and the work of Maryland's own Distinguished Professor Emeritus Thomas Schelling. In 2005, Professor Schelling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for enhancing the "understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis." He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1991, he was President of the American Economic Association, of which he is now a Distinguished Fellow. He was the recipient of the Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy and the National Academy of Sciences award for "Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War." In 1990, he left the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy. Professor Schelling has also served in the Economic Cooperation Administration in Europe, and has held positions in the White House and Executive Office of the President, Yale University, the RAND Corporation, and the Department of Economics and Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. The event will be held from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m in the Policy Atrium of Van Munching Hall. RSVP here: http://publicpolicy.umd.edu/events/tom-schelling-and-origins-behavioral-economi…