To Comply, or Not to Comply: A talk on behavior and regulation with Benjamin Van Rooij

April 20, 2023 12:00 AM

To Comply, or Not to Comply: A talk on behavior and regulation with Benjamin Van Rooij

DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2023
TIME: 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Room 2357

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Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP and attend in person.
Van Rooij's's book, " The Behavioral Code The Hidden Ways the Law Makes Us Better or Worse ", will be for sale at the event.

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
Transnational Program on Criminal Justice at UCLA

Moderated by:
Alex Wang, Faculty Co-Director of the UCLA Emmett Institute

The law plays a major role in shaping human and organizational behavior and keep us safe from harm. The law also has an enormous potential to guide the behavioral transitions that our present ecology, society, and market demand. In this talk, Van Rooij will discuss insights from across the social sciences about the ways through the law comes to shape human conduct. Drawing on “The Behavioral Code,” co-authored by Van Rooij and Adam Fine, it will highlight what different motivational and situational mechanisms are at play in how legal rules interact with behavior. It will show that for law to become effective it must move beyond extrinsic motivation, to also tap into the knowledge of social norms, legitimacy, capacities to follow rules and opportunities to break the law. The talk will also highlight the limits of existing science and explore a complexity approach that better integrates existing siloed pockets of knowledge.”
Benjamin van Rooij is Professor of Law and Society at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam and Global Professor of Law at UC Irvine. He has conducted over 20 years of research in this area studying industrial pollution, bribery and corruption, digital piracy, tax evasion, unsafe work practices, and food safety.

Please contact Heather Morphew, with any questions.