Failing in the Field

failingfieldIPA President & Founder Dean Karlan (also a BSP Senior Disciplinary Editor) and Jacob Appel face failure head on in a new book, Failing in the Field. Karlan explains why he wrote the book on the IPA blog. “Cracking open the taboo subject of the stumbles that can take place in the implementation of research studies, Failing in the Field is a valuable ‘how-not-to’ handbook for conducting fieldwork and running randomized controlled trials in development settings.”

berecyclingThe Behavioral Economics of Recycling

Remi Trudel writes about research with Jennifer Argo on “an array of biases sway our decisions about what to place in the green bin and what to throw away” in the Harvard Business Review.

100changeMacArthur 100 & Change: Making Behavior Change Stick

This 90 second video clip by Angela Duckworth and BSP Executive Committee member Katherine Milkman’s summarizes their proposal to the MacArthur foundation’s 100&Change competition.

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Podcast: Using Nudges to Improve Social Programs

MDRC’s Evidence First podcast features MDRC’s work in behavioral science focused on improving child support programs.

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