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.
In addition to her role at Harvard, Madrian serves as the co-director of the Household Finance working group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research examines household financial decision-making through the lens of behavioral economics. Her talk, entitled "Saving for Now, Saving for Later," will explain how behavioral science can help us better understand individual savings outcomes, and how it can be used to inform policy solutions to help individuals save more for both short-term needs (e.g., a rainy day account) and longer-term outcomes (e.g., retirement).
The talk is free and open to the public.