Game Theory & Behavioral Economics

Speaker: Duke Shao
Cost: $130 for 4 installments (Students must enroll in all 4)*
Ages: 10-14
9:30-11:00 am PDT 

February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13

 Zoom links will be sent upon registration.
*Participants must attend the entire series. Financial aid is available!

Have you wondered why it's been so difficult to get rid of COVID-19? Science and politics aside, the answer is simple: logic. While it might seem like people haven't been behaving logically, once you account for their beliefs about how others will act, their behaviors actually start to make a lot of sense. To help us understand what is rational vs. what is not, we will explore the field of game theory in our first 2 classes. However, knowing that nobody is rational all the time brings us to the field of behavioral economics.  In classes 3 and 4, we will examine common biases underlying our decisions. Students should walk away with a fresh appreciation of how people think and the impact that has on how they act, especially as it pertains to interactions with others. 

About the Speaker

Duke graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Public Health and is currently a pricing manager at a leading biotechnology company. His two passions in life are working with children and traveling, so he hopes to retire early someday to teach elementary school in different countries. Having participated in various gifted education programs himself, Duke would love to give back to the community and help inspire the next generation of gifted youth.