Cognitive Biases and Decision-Making: The Case of the Covid-19 Response

Wednesday | 8 April 2020 | 4:30PM Qatar time

HEC Paris invites you to a series of free online masterclass sessions designed to support you and your teams through these next few weeks of confinement and help you prepare for the new normal.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, the reaction of populations and the response of governments in various countries raise many questions. Cognitive science can help us understand the biases that affect these reactions, and the apparent irrationality of some of them.

In this one hour interactive session, Olivier Sibony will use the example of this epidemic to present a number of cognitive biases that affected the initial understanding of the situation and still affect its management. The discussion will aim to highlight the lessons that policy makers can draw from this in their practice.

Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Time: 4:30PM-5:30Pm (Qatar time)

Professor: Olivier Sibony

Olivier Sibony teaches strategy, decision making and problem solving at HEC Paris. Previously, he spent 25 years at McKinsey & Co., where he was Senior Partner. A graduate of HEC Paris and doctor of management sciences, he is the author of numerous scientific articles and three books. 


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