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Paul Volker Lecture in Behavioral Economics – THURSDAY (livestream available)

Christine Jolls joins us Thursday to present the Annual Paul Volker Lecture in Behavioral Economics

Lawmaking in a Behavioral Economics World: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Present and Future 

with Christine Jolls, Director, Law and Economics Program, National Bureau of Economics Research and Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor at Yale Law School

Please join us THURSDAY, April 13, 4:oo pm EST
Maxwell Auditorium

Livestream available at: visit

A reception will follow. Free parking is available in the Irving Avenue Garage. RSVP to

Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor at Yale Law School. She is also the Director of the Law and Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously she served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States, received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and earned her Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her second year and won the Robert M. Golden Medal. Prior to college Professor Jolls was named one of two United States Presidential Scholars from the state of California. Her research and teaching concentrate in the areas of employment law, behavioral law and economics, government administration, and consumer protection. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

This lecture is coordinated by Professor Len Burman, who holds the Paul Volker Chair in Behavioral Economics and is a Professor in Public Administration and International Affairs.


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