2016-17 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series Announced

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
by lesliej

Three scholars who marry academic insights with actionable policy recommendations and interventions will kick off the Center's inaugural Behavioral Policy Speaker Series this fall.

On September 15, Robb Willer, Professor of Sociology with courtesy appointments in Psychology and Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, discussed five survey-based experiments testing for this “decline of whiteness” explanation for white Americans’ Tea Party support and various implications of the research.

On October 27, David Halpern, Chief Executive of the UK's Behavioural Insights Team, discussed behavioral insights in government and how U.S. cities are showing promise as test beds for applying "nudges" and other behavioral policy techniques.

On November 17, Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, reviews evidence on social incentives in organizations and proposes a taxonomy based on the nature of the social group and on the nature of the social preferences that underpin the incentives. 

All talks will take place at 4:00 p.m. on campus (see Events listing closer to each date for specific locations). The lectures are free and open to the public.

Anne Treisman 1935 - 2018