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2702, 2017

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side

Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team of behavioral scientists tasked with trying to improve bureaucratic efficiency to “nudge” their citizens toward what they deem

1302, 2017

Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to translate into strategies that actually change collective health behaviors. Although campaigns might be successful

202, 2017

A retrospective on Nudgeapalooza 2016

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on A retrospective on Nudgeapalooza 2016

From ordering Domino’s Pizza to improving child support compliance, the inaugural Nudgeapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., late last year provided as eclectic of an offering as the name would imply. For one November day,

3101, 2017

bspa this week (1.31.17)

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on bspa this week (1.31.17)

behavioral economics isn’t dead yet BloombergView’s Noah Smith argues that, “the people proclaiming the death of behavioral macroeconomics might have been a bit premature. Even if psychology itself doesn’t answer the big economic questions, we

2401, 2017

bspa this week (1.24.17)

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on bspa this week (1.24.17)

A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes The New York Times profiles a day in the life of a “Davos Woman,” Harvard behavioral economist Iris Bohnet, one of the female leaders participating

1901, 2017

Can you be nudged to like policies? Possibly yes, if other people like them too…

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Can you be nudged to like policies? Possibly yes, if other people like them too…

What leads people to support or oppose government policies? On some issues people certainly have strong beliefs, sometimes driven by their ideologies or the values they hold. But what about policies people do not have