Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely


Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help people live more sensible – if not rational – lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior?

In addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine at Duke University, Dan is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.

All sessions by Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely in conversation with David McWilliams

08 Nov 2019
St. Canice's Cathedral

The Economics of Climate Change Sold Out

09 Nov 2019

Animal Spirits – The Contrary Economics of Human Behaviour

09 Nov 2019
19:00 - 20:00
The Watergate Theatre

The Life and Death of Economics

09 Nov 2019
21:00 - 22:15
Hotel Kilkenny