Some Truths About Honesty | Alexander Wagner | TEDxZurich by TEDx Talks   2 years ago

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Wagner takes us on an interdisciplinary journey, spanning economics, ethics, finance, psychology, and sociology. His talk provides a novel perspective on what we know about truthfulness, as well as an opportunity for introspection. Wagner leaves us with a heightened sensitivity towards the slippery slopes of deception.

Alexander Wagner is an associate professor of finance at the University of Zurich and a faculty member of the Swiss Finance Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. In his hometown Linz, Austria, he completed studies in economics and law. Alex is an expert in corporate governance, behavioral economics, and political economy. He serves as an independent counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as chairman of the board of trustees of SWIPRA.

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