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Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: How Narratives Drive Major Economic Events and Shape History

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Co-hosted by Princeton University Press, Sequoia Capital, and Yale Center Beijing. This talk is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium.

Event Time

August 12, 2020 | Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
August 12, 2020 | Wednesday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time (CST)

Participating Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.

Registration and Fees

Participants within China can click “HERE” further below to register. Participants from outside of China can use the following link to register:

The event is open to public, but the number of participants will be capped. Successful registrants will be notified on a first-come first-served basis, with priority to those with a Yale affiliation. Only successful registrants will be able to participate in this event.


Attention: Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the event is not allowed.


The language of the event will be English, with simultaneous translation into Chinese.

The Event

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 8:00pm-9:00pm (China time), we are delighted to host 2013 Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences, Yale Professor Robert Shiller, on a first-ever talk on the evolution of his pioneering work and ideas. During this event, he will describe the common threads among the seven groundbreaking books that he has published with Princeton University Press – Irrational Exuberance, The New Financial Order, The Subprime Solution, Finance and the Good Society, Animal Spirits, Phishing for Phools, ending with Narrative Economics. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and pose questions to one of the foremost intellectuals of our times.


The Speaker

Robert J. Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
2013 Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen in 2013.

Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. the Yale Center Beijing is pleased to host the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium, which will convene thought leaders from all sectors who, in the spirit of Mr. Greenberg, play pivotal roles in building bridges among China, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Mr. Greenberg has been a member of Yale Center Beijing’s Executive Council and retired as the Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). In 2018, he was awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal.

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