Book presentation on 26th May 2022
The Myth of Experience
by Emre Soyer and Robin M. Hogarth


 The Myth of Experience: Learning the right lessons to improve decisions

In business and life, experience is deemed essential for an accurate understanding of the world. We feel confident with experience-based decisions. We want leaders with outstanding track records and managers who have worked in relevant fields. Yet experience can be filtered or distorted in a wide variety of ways, reinforcing misperceptions without us being aware. By recognizing this fundamental problem, we can design mechanisms that would help us and our organizations learn the right lessons from experience and improve decisions. A short video is available on Youtube.


Location     Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ciutadella Campus, auditorium Àgora (Google Maps)

Agenda       17:45 presentation by E. Soyer, followed by questions and answers by both authors  

                   19:00 cocktail

Format      Registration is compulsory for on-site attendance. Please register here
                  Live streaming also available

Organizers José Apesteguia · Gaël Le Mens · Rosemarie Nagel

Contact  Mariona Novoa · [email protected] · 93 542 13 66


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Grateful acknowledgement is given to the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra for its funding and logistic support.