Jens Ludwig, from the Univeristy of Chicago Harris School and Crime Lab, delivered a talk on how machine learning may assist in going beyond one-size-fits all behavioral science approaches to develop new personalized policies.
Research & News
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
The Behavioral Policy Speaker Series resumes in Spring 2018 with an eclectic line-up of researchers who apply behavioral insights in a number of fields.
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Nobel Laureate and center namesake Daniel Kahneman spoke to a packed house of students on Tuesday, October 17. Positing that we are spending too much time emphasizing bias and not enough on noise, he suggests we look to algorithms to address this issue, as they are definitionally noise-free.
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Tickets are no longer available. For all Princeton University ID-holders unable to obtain a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Arthur Lewis Auditorium beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Research by Center affiliates Ann Case and Angus Deaton first brought notice to the epidemic of midlife suicides and drug poisonings—so-called "deaths of despair—"in a 2015 paper that pointed to increasing midlife distress, particularly among white non-Hispanic Americans. The researchers fear, however, that despite the intense focus on the topic by media and policymakers, misinformation about the epidemic runs rampant.
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
The Center has awarded two fellowships to students pursuing study in the area of behavioral science and public policy. The 2017-18 recipient of the Hamid Biglari *87 Behavioral Science Fellowship is Robin Gomila; Simone Zhang is the recipient of the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Fellowship.
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, will present the opening lecture in the 2017-18 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series on Thursday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Center Director Eldar Shafir and two other Center affiliates are among the seven Princeton faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.