Research & News

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.” 
Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Expert in communicating behavioral science David Nussbaum ran a workshop Wednesday, March 14, on how researchers can find their voice in the marketplace of ideas without sacrificing the integrity of their research.
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
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.
Monday, Feb 12, 2018

Anne Treisman, pioneer of perception and attention and namesake of our center, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2018.  She was 82.  

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
by lesliej
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.