Associate Professor Nathan Berg
Nathan specializes in behavioral economics. He teaches microeconomics, financial economics, psychology and economics, business statistics and econometrics at the University of Otago. In 2014, Berg received a 156,000 AUD grant with Toby Handfield (Monash University) to collect experimental data and produce new theoretical findings as part of the project: "Pathologies of Moral Cognition." Berg was invited to become a member of the International Social Science Council (United Nations) Food Futures Network in 2013. Since moving to University of Otago in 2012, Berg has published 15 new scholarly works. Berg's articles in the field of behavioral economics appear in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Psychological Review, and Social Choice and Welfare and his joint work with the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute-Berlin is published by Oxford University Press. His research has been cited in the Financial Times, Business Week, Canada's National Post, The Village Voice, The Advocate and Atlantic Monthly. Berg has also recorded and toured internationally with jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson.
SATURDAY 31 October, 12 noon
WHO IS NON-HETEROSEXUAL?
It turns out that the seemingly simple question `What fraction of our population is gay, lesbian or non-heterosexual?' is not easy to answer. Associate Professor Nathan Berg explains the difficulties of meaningfully describing human populations according to types such as ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.