Using Behavioral Science to Improve Outcomes

Fischer Conference Center Room 2 May 4, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Ted Robertson
Andrea Vermehren
Shawn Whalen

Being poor means having to make high-stakes decisions with little assistance. How to spend a cash on welfare benefit? Which boxes to check on a registration form? How to allocate time between work, parenting, and studying? New research on how people make decisions and take actions has put a new set of cost-effective tools in the hands of policymakers and program designers focused on tackling poverty. This breakout session will feature senior practitioners with decades of experience in poverty alleviation programs both domestically and internationally who are at the leading edge of the effort to apply insights from the emerging discipline of behavioral science to policies, programs and products.


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