Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
Author Ray Fisman is unable attend the Festival due to scheduling conflict. Author Tim Sullivan will speak about their book as scheduled.
Ray Fisman is the Slater Chair in Behavioral Economics at Boston University. Previously, he was Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and co-director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School. He is the co-author of The Org, with Tim Sullivan, and Economic Gangsters, with Ted Miguel.
Tim Sullivan is the editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and has worked at Basic Books, Portfolio, and Princeton University Press.
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