Behavioral Economics

Scientific American: We live, for better or for worse, in a competition-driven world. Rivalry powers our economy, sparks technological innovation and encourages academic discovery. But it also compels people to manipulate the system and commit crimes. Some figure it’s just easier—and even acceptable—to cheat. … Similarly, participants who had simply More

The Conversation: Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals. The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their programs, may turn More