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Jason Murphy on Incentivology: The Forces That Explain Tremendous Success and Spectacular Failure

Date

From: Wednesday November 27, 2019, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday November 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

Jason Murphy on Incentivology: The Forces That Explain Tremendous Success and Spectacular Failure

Some incentives are obvious, like for example, publicly committing to doing something you dislike in order to motivate you to do something difficult, like lose weight. But, many of the most powerful incentives are accidental, and invisible even to those who designed them. Some are tame – and some are most definitely not. Whether it’s bounties for criminals or Instagrammable meals, training your dog or saving the planet, incentives regularly backfire, go missing, mutate and evolve. Without oversight, their unintended consequences can have very global effects.  In Incentivology, economist Jason Murphy uncovers the huge incentive systems we take for granted and turns them inside out. In lively, entertaining prose he explores the mechanisms behind many spectacular failures and successes in our history, culture and everyday lives, and shows us how to use (or lose) incentives in our world at large.

Jason Murphy is a Melbourne-based economist and journalist, and author of the book Incentivology; a deep dive into the incentives (both overt and less obvious) which guide individuals and society as a whole.

 

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Venue

Kelvin Club

14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000


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