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The Poverty Trap

Poor people are the subject of many negative stereotypes, including the assumption that they are inherently incapable of making sound financial decisions. But APS Fellow Eldar Shafir has demonstrated that […]... More>


This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity


The Science of Addiction

Growing up in poor urban neighborhood, Carl Hart watched crack cocaine ravage the lives of his relatives.  Early in his research career, Hart set out to find a neurological cure […]... More>


Eldar Shafir: Scarcity


Money and Morality: Lack of Resources May Lead to Harsher Moral Judgments

Material resources, specifically income, have a sustaining impact on our lives. But new research reveals that our resources, or lack thereof, can also influence how we judge other people. ... More>