ESP Biography


Major: Economics-Mathematics

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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X694: Game Theory: Cheating, Negotiations, and Trust in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
From chess and dating, to war and climate change, ideas from Game Theory appear in our everyday life more often than we realize. Created by math geniuses solving puzzles in their free time, it has now become a point of reference to solving problems in almost every discipline. Come play games, analyze the Dark Knight, and learn why countries do not cooperate in reducing CO2 emissions!

X701: Behavioral Economics: Lotteries, Gym, and High Expectations in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
Why do we fail New Year's resolutions and buy lottery tickets, overpay for food and undervalue our time? No surprise that in many situations people make irrational decisions or have unreasonable expectations. Good that at least I don't...or do I? Let's discuss how we make choices and rationalize our behavior. Learn about the concepts of rationality, opportunity cost, choices under uncertainty, and future discounting through the examples from everyday life.