Behavioural Bias and rules of thumb in financial decision making


Thu 30 November 2017


Lecture Theatre G34

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

All Saints


M15 6BH

Using the example of pension saving, Dr Richard Whittle of Manchester Metropolitan University will explain relevant behavioural drivers of financial decision making and develop insights for policy, including how rules of thumb can be harnessed to improve outcomes.

Parallels can be drawn with compliance strategy and rules of thumb may be used to increase tax responsibility outside the PAYE scheme.

Dr Richard Whittle is a Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University; as well as Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of Gothenburg and at the University of Leeds.

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The schedule of the evening is as follows:

5:00 p.m. Arrival and registration

5:30 p.m. Dr Whittle: “Behavioural Bias and rules of thumb in financial decision making –

implications for policy.”

6:30 p.m. Q&A

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