Nina Mazar

  • Bio

    Nina Mažar is Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy at Questrom School of Business at Boston University.
    Nina, was the 2019 president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and has been named one of “The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World” (2014). With her focus on behavioral economics she investigates the implication of human biases on welfare, development, and policy. Popular accounts of her work have appeared among others on NPR, BBC, in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Harvard Business Review, and various NYTimes Bestsellers as well as in the documentary feature film “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty.”
     Nina is the co-founder of BEworks, co-originator of University of Toronto’s BEAR center, and former inaugural Senior Behavioral Scientist of the World Bank’s behavioral insights team in Washington, DC. She serves as advisor on boards of various government and non-for-profit organizations (e.g., Irrational Labs in San Francisco, CA). She holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Mainz in Germany. Her website is

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  • Abstract

    “The Dishonesty Of Honest People”

    Most of us would like to believe that we’re good, honest people, but unfortunately that’s simply not true: we’re all cheaters. While the majority of us may not be cheaters on a grand scale, every day we are motivated – usually irrationally – to lie, deceive and cheat in one way or another. And cheating is everywhere: in our schools, at the office, in the home and – in the form of self-deception – even in our own minds. But why are we so dishonest? Nina Mazar presents the many, often opposing forces which motivate us to cheat and lie – and to stay honest, which practical insights on how to curb dishonesty.

  • Agenda

    23rd September


    8:00 pm (CET)