Robert Frank

Why do we behave against our self-interest? Because our neighbours do.

That’s the view of Robert Frank, the noted New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author (his books have been translated into 23 languages).

His latest, Under the Influence, extends the view that social networks profoundly shape how we act by observing that our social environments are themselves products of our behavior. They encourage bullying, tax cheating, sexual predation, problem drinking and wasteful energy use. How we can change this is what Frank tries to answer.

Robert Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, the famed ‘think-and-do-tank’.

So please join us to hear from a social engineer who tackles the biggest problem of all – us.

Date: Tuesday, March 17
Breakfast: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Place: SmithToronto, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University,
Simcoe Place, 200 Front Street West, 30th floor
Price: Individual Tickets: $59 +hst (includes your copy of “Seeing Around Corners”)
Rows of 10: $590 +hst (includes 10 copies of “Under the Influence”)


Q&A on Under the Influence

PBS NewsHour

Atlantic excerpt

Economist excerpt

The Behavioral Scientist excerpt

Milken Review excerpt

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Individual Tickets (includes your copy of "Under the Influence")show details + $59.00 (CAD)*  
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  • March 17, 2020
    7:30 am - 9:00 am