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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
David Yokum, Director of the Policy Lab @ Brown, joined Center Assistant Director Leslie Rowley and ideas 42's Managing Director Anthony Barrows in the first Behavioral Cities Webinar in October 2019.  The webinar was a continuation of the conversation that sprang forth from the November 2018 Behavioral Cities Summit convened in Princeton by the...
Friday, Sep 13, 2019

Eli Pariser will be on campus November-December 2019 as part of the Herbert Sidney Langfeld Visiting Lectureship, in association with the Department of Psychology and the Kahneman-Treisman Center. Pariser, who helped pioneer the practice of online citizen engagement as CEO of MoveOn.org, coined the term “filter bubble” in his New York Times...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rosanne Haggerty was on campus over three weeks in April 2019 as part of the Herbert Sidney Langfeld Visiting Lectureship, in association with the Department of Psychology and the Kahneman-Treisman Center.

Friday, Mar 1, 2019

In November 2018, in association with behavioral design non-profit ideas42, the Center hosted the first Behavioral Cities Summit.  Central to the convening were municipal leaders from six major North American cities—New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Washington, DC, and Durham, Ontario—who have established track-records using behavioral...

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine--including work by Shafir and Currie--provides evidence-based policy and program packages that could cut the child poverty rate by as much as 50 percent while at the same time increasing employment and earnings among adults living in low-income families.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

As a late-term bonus speaker in the 2017-2018 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series, Daniel Chen from Toulouse School of Economics will deliver a special lunch-time talk entitled "Difference in Indifference: From Behavioral Judging to Recognition-Respect" at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 8, in 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Brigitte Madrian, the Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, will close out the Behavioral Policy Speaker Series with a talk on Thursday, August 26, 4:30 p.m. in 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

In a talk rescheduled from the fall, Hunt Allcott, Associate Professor of Economics at New York University, spoke about ways to determine the optimal soda tax, Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
The Eviction Lab at Princeton University, led by sociologist Matt Desmond, has launched an open-source dataset of more than 80 million U.S. eviction records for researchers, citizen organizers, and journalists to use, disseminate, and augment.
Monday, Mar 12, 2018
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, spoke on cybercascades, confirmation bias, and the need for an “architecture of serendipity.” 

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