We are pleased to announce the 3rd of the ESRC seminar series ‘Beyond Homo Economicus: Emerging perspectives on Economic Behaviour’ organized by Carole Burgoyne, Paul Webley (both Exeter), David Routh (Bristol) and Alan Lewis (Bath). This will be held in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol on Friday March 17th 2006. Personal Finance I: Savings, Pensions and Debt PROGRAMME 10.30 – 11.15 Coffee, registration and welcome. 11.15 – 12.15 Annamaria Lusardi (Dartmouth College); Financial Literacy and Planning: Implications for Retirement Wellbeing 12.15 – 1.15 Steve McKay (University of Bristol) The dynamics of saving & borrowing 1.15 – 2.15 Buffet lunch 2.15 – 3.15 Adrian Scott (University of Bath) Student debt in the UK: An economic psychological perspective 3.15 – 4.15 Daniel Read (University of Durham) Can a few words make us save more? Method variance in the study of intertemporal choice 4.15 Preview of Seminars 4 & 5 (University of Exeter) on Personal Finance II & Economic Socialisation. 4.30 Drinks, Refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Close and dinner (optional, at own expense) Useful Information (You should find that ‘CTRL + click’ will connect you to the web links given below. Alternatively you can paste the address into your web browser). The following web address will connect you with all sorts of useful information about the city, how to get to Bristol, precinct maps, places to stay and places to visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/citybristol/ Travel information: If you are traveling by train, the main station is Temple Meads. There is a bus stop just outside the main entrance on your right. Take the no. 9 or 9A as far as The Hawthorns (just next door to the Department). A taxi rank can also bhe found in front of the station. Parking: On-street parking in central Bristol is difficult and most of the spaces are full well before 9am. If you are arriving quite early, you may be able to find spaces in the multi-storey car park on Park Row, a short walk from Woodland Road, and this is shown on the following precinct map: http://www.bris.ac.uk/university/maps/pmk-1085.html Alternatively, if you are travelling from outside Bristol, you can find details of Park and Ride facilities at the following address: http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/ccm/content/Transport-Streets/Parking/car-park-finder.en Venue: The Department of Experimental Psychology is numbered 16 on the precinct map just on the junction of Priory Road and Woodland Road. Accommodation: In addition to the information given in the general Bristol web link at the top of this page, Hotels within walking distance of the University include: Clifton Hotels (This group runs a number of hotels in the Clifton area [the Washington, the Clifton, the Rodney, and the Berkeley Square]; rooms in the cheapest start at £64/79 per night): http://www.cliftonhotels.com/ Victoria Square Hotel (rooms from £59/75 per night): http://www.vicsquare.com/ Westbourne Hotel (rooms from £60/72 per night): http://www.wcities.com/en/record/32,52362/41/record.html Travelodge Bristol Central (doubles from £50 per night): http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hotel/hotel/hotel_id/78/BristolCentral Bristol Youth Hostel (from £18 per night): http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hostelpages/81.html Food: Please let me know as soon as possible if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian).