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Author, economist to speak at RIT
Business Journal - A best-selling author and noted behavioral economist is slated to speak at 8 p.m. today at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dan Ariely has earned national recognition for his examination of human behavior and how it impacts economics, politics and society in general. He will discuss his activities in the field and provide insights on why and how we act the way we do.

The James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Economics at Duke University, Ariely will present “Who Put the Monkey in Driver’s Seat?” in the James E. Booth Hall’s Webb Auditorium.

The event is part of RIT’s Visionaries in Motion IV
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Jewish Week

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WFSB

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WUNC

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WUNC
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