A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes

DavosWomanThe New York Times profiles a day in the life of a “Davos Woman,” Harvard behavioral economist Iris Bohnet, one of the female leaders participating in the 2017 World Economic Forum. Women represent 1 out of 5 of the participants this year. Bohnet’s book What Works provides a guide to using behavior design to reduce gender inequality and de-bias organizations. The profile takes an honest look at how the forum itself is doing on the de-biasing front, from the perspective of a woman leader and behavioral expert.

How Not to Hate Doing Your Taxes

Bloomberg gathers tips from behavioral scientists on how taxpayers and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service can make filing taxes feel less bad.

This is Your Brain on Poverty

Pacific Standard has an article on using behavioral economics to fight poverty, based on research from Scarcity co-authors Eldar Shafir and Sendhil Mullainathan, and perspective from ideas42’s Anthony Barrows.

New Blog on Social Proof, Podcast with Sunstein

Meirav Furth-Matzkin writes on the BSPA blog about her work with Cass Sunstein on social proof. Also a new podcast by Aspen Institute features dialogue between David Brooks and Cass Sunstein on nudges and their limits.

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