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New Sugarman Fellow David Derryck focuses on consumer behavior

David Derryck has joined the Sugarman Practitioner in Residence program to collaborate with our scholars on consumer decision-making in changing markets as he attempts to build out his BuyBlack project, a comprehensive platform for black-owned business commerce.

Sugarman Fellow Chukwuemeka featured at Celebrate Princeton Innovation event

Celebrate Princeton Innovation honors faculty researchers, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who are making a difference through their discoveries and entrepreneurial spirit. This annual event features faculty innovators and discoveries that have the potential to become everyday innovations that improve life,…

Morfit and Biglari Fellowships for Behavioral Science Named for 2023-24 Year

The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy and Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of two fellowships for graduate work in applied behavioral science.  The 2023-24 recipient of the Hamid Biglari *87 Behavioral Science Fellowship is…

Beyond the Blueprint: Skillsignal advances the Construction Wellbeing Initiative

Outgoing Sugarman Associate Practitioners Sebastien de Ghellinck and Vivian Burgnon, cofounders of the industry-leading construction safety and compliance platform SkillSignal, successfully brought together construction leaders and professionals in the "Beyond the…

Weber receives Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology

Center Affiliated Faculty member Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and professor of psychology and public affairs, recently received the Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology from the American Philosophical Society for her work to understand how people make decisions in real-world, uncertain environments.

Desmond suggests prescription for America's "addiction to poverty" in new book

Matthew Desmond, Professor of Sociology and director of Princeton’s Eviction Lab, asks why the United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. In his new book Poverty, by America, he illuminates the ways this country’s policies and practices perpetuate inequity and what he sees as an “addiction to poverty” among those with the power to do something about it. He asks his readers to become “poverty abolitionists.”





About the Center

Established with an anonymous gift in 2015, the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy honors the legacy of Daniel Kahneman and Anne Treisman and leverages the combined strengths of the Princeton University faculty across a range of disciplines.  Housed Princeton's School for Public and International Affairs, the Center is the intellectual hub that supports and organizes new research projects, plans lecture series and conferences, disseminates research results, and connects Princeton researchers and students with policy makers and scholars from other institutions.