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701 | Robert Shiller: Belief and the Economy
701 | Robert Shiller: Belief and the Economy
Wednesday, November 8 | 6 - 7 PM
Francis W. Parker School
Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N Clark St | Chicago, IL | 60614
  • Members: $15
  • Public: $20
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Professor of economics at Yale University and co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of U.S. home prices, Robert Shiller has written extensively on just how large a role belief plays in economic behavior: on stock market bubbles in Irrational Exuberance, on Keynesian psychological forces in the economy in Animal Spirits, on trickery in marketing in Phishing for Phools. Shiller, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics for his work on predicting asset markets, will deliver this year’s Franke Lecture, sharing some of his latest thinking about the role narrative plays in economic life.

This annual lecture recognizes the significant contributions to the Chicago Humanities Festival made by its founder and chairman emeritus Richard J. Franke.


Robert J. Shiller is known the world over for his brilliant forecasts of financial bubbles and his penetrating insights into market dynamics and how human psychology drives the economy. For his empirical analysis of asset prices, Robert was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. He has offered audiences unerring predictions of the last two bubble collapses and he continues to offer a road map for reversing the financial crisis we face today. Dr. Shiller is the Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management.

  • The Richard J. Franke Lecture
  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.