Gerd Gigerenzer Keynote Speaker

  • One of the foremost experts on decision making and risk management
  • Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (1997-present)
  • Best-selling author, "Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions" (2015)

Gerd Gigerenzer's Biography

Gerd Gigerenzer is a psychologist specialising in problem-solving and decision-making. He is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, based in Berlin.

An acclaimed academic, he is former Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Law at the University of Virginia. He is also Batten Fellow at the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, and Fellow of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences.

Awards for his work include the AAAS Prize for the best article in the behavioural sciences, and the Association of American Publishers Prize for the best book in the social and behavioral sciences.

His award-winning popular books “Calculated Risks: How To Know When Numbers Deceive You” (2002), “Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious” (2008), and most recently “Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions” (2015) were translated into 18 languages. His academic books include “Rationality for Mortals” (2010), “Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart and Bounded Rationality: The Adaptive Toolbox” (1999, with Reinhard Selten, a Nobel Laureate in economics). In “Better Doctors, Better Doctors, Better Decisions” (2013, with Sir Muir Gray), he shows how better informed doctors and patients can improve healthcare while reducing the costs.

Together with the Bank of England, he is working on the project “Simple heuristics for a safer world.” Gerd has trained US federal judges, German physicians, and top managers in decision making and understanding risks and uncertainties.

Book Gerd Gigerenzer as a keynote speaker, send us an email.

Read More

Videos of Gerd Gigerenzer

Agile on the Beach 2018
Agile on the Beach 2018
How do smart people make smart decisions?
How do smart people make smart decisions?

Books by Gerd Gigerenzer

Risk Savvy
Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

Check Gerd Gigerenzer's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Gerd Gigerenzer to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Philip Delves Broughton Speaker
    Exclusive
    Philip Delves Broughton
    Management Expert
    John Tolva Speaker
    Exclusive
    John Tolva
    Expert on Information Technology
    Paul Markillie Speaker
    Exclusive
    Paul Markillie
    World expert on the disruptive impact of new technologies
    Rupert Smith Speaker
    Exclusive
    Rupert Smith
    Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO
    Stephen Trzeciak Speaker
    Exclusive
    Stephen Trzeciak
    Physician, Scientist and Professor
    Jennifer Eberhardt Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jennifer Eberhardt
    MacArthur "Genius" Grant Recipient
    Bonnie Glaser Speaker
    Exclusive
    Bonnie Glaser
    Director of the China Power Project at CSIS
    Evy Poumpouras Speaker
    Exclusive
    Evy Poumpouras
    Former Special Agent of the United States Secret Service
    Camille Fournier Speaker
    Exclusive
    Camille Fournier
    Former Chief Technology Officer, Rent The Runway
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts