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Leveraging Behavioural Insights to Achieve Your Business Goals

Date and time: April 20, 2021 , 12:00pm

Organised by: FIG Norwich & School of Economics, UEA

Venue: Online: MS Teams link to be shared 1-2 days before the event


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Whether you want to retain more clients or increase your investment returns, behavioural insights can turbo-charge your business strategies.

FIG Norwich and the UEA’s School of Economics have joined together to bring you the latest FIG Norwich Seminar.

You rely on other people’s decisions – your clients’, your staff’s, your competitor’s . . . This taster talk illustrates how Behavioural Economics and Finance can help you identify why people choose what they do and how you can use that knowledge to achieve your professional goals.

About the speakers

Dr Amrish Patel is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia.

Amrish Leads the Behavioural Economics research group at the School of Economics and the Behaviour Change research cluster within the Centre for Experimental and Behavioural Social Science (CBESS). After a spell at Deutsche Bank, he trained as an academic economist specialising in how emotions and motivations affect strategic behaviour. Recent work includes designing and testing behaviour change interventions for settings ranging from schools to pharmacies.

Dr Filippo Massari is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia.

Filippo has a background in finance, gambling theory, statistics, and economics. After a brief period working at JP Morgan London, he obtained his PhD in Economics at the Washington University in St. Louis. He is passionate about everything that involves making predictions and decisions.


• 12.00 Welcome and introduction from Steve Davidson, FIG chair and Dr Franco Mariuzzo, Associate Professor in Econometrics

• 12.10 Dr Amrish Patel: Influencing client and stakeholder behaviour in business

• 12.30 Dr Filippo Massari: Trust the market, time is your friend and beware of information

• 12.50 Q&A Hosted by Dr Franco Mariuzzo

• 12.55 Close from Steve Davidson, FIG Chair

• 13.00 Event ends

About the University of East Anglia

The School of Economics’ Behavioural Economics group is a pioneer of experimental and behavioural economics. The group has been a leading centre of experimental economics since the 1980s, conducting some of the earliest economics experiments in the UK. Group members developed some of the first behavioural theories of choice under risk and uncertainty.

The school hosts a state of the art decision-making lab (LEDR) used to conduct experiments both by the group and external users. Behavioural economics expertise within the group spans many areas ranging from behavioural finance to consumer behaviour. According to IDEAS, UEA is Top 10 internationally for Cognitive and Behavioural Economics research. Recent awards group members have received include the Economic and Social Research Council’s 2020 Impact Prize for Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact.

The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Economics (CBESS) is an interdisciplinary research centre founded in 2007. It brings together behavioural and experimental expertise from across UEA including members from Economics, Psychology, Development and Norwich Business School. CBESS hosts four research clusters working at the frontier of behavioural science: Behaviour Change; The Science of Consumer Behaviour; Diversity and Discrimination; and Text Analysis and Artificial Intelligence.

Members of both the Behavioural Economics group and CBESS have considerable experience helping businesses, governments and non-governmental organisations achieve their strategic objectives.

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