Jun 29, 2015
ideas42’s network of academic affiliates represent some of the world’s foremost experts in behavioral science. With the ideas42 Affiliate Series, we invite them to share their insights and what inspires their exploration into human behavior. For the second interview of the ideas42 Affiliate Series, we recently invited Anandi Mani to visit our New York office to give … Read more.
May 28, 2015
ideas42’s network of academic affiliates represent some of the world’s foremost experts in behavioral science. In their efforts to address some of society’s toughest problems—from poverty alleviation to improving health care—these scholars have continually generated surprising and often counterintuitive scientific insights about why we make the choices we do. Their research illuminates our behavioral interventions … Read more.
Feb 18, 2015
In Fall 2014, 7.3 million students matriculated at community colleges across the United States. Many were first-time freshmen who faced a number of important decisions: whether to enroll full- or part-time, what course of study to pursue, which classes to select. As the semester unfolded, they were confronted with smaller but still consequential choices: Should … Read more.
Dec 4, 2014 by ideas42
This week, ideas42’s Executive Director Piyush Tantia and Managing Director Alissa Fishbane joined President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President in Washington, D.C. for a College Opportunity Day of Action. In addition to making our own commitment to improving outcomes for thousands of former, current, and future college students around the country, Alissa and Piyush … Read more.
Oct 13, 2014 by ideas42
On a recent weekday morning, a group of entrepreneurs, teachers, computer programmers, and college administrators from all over the country assembled with behavioral experts from ideas42 in pursuit of a venerable mission: identifying a way to double three-year degree completion rates among U.S. community college students. This mission, earnestly accepted by all members of the … Read more.
Sep 5, 2014
Approximately 70 million American adults are considered unbanked or underbanked, and are forced to manage their money through costly alternative financial services that operate outside of the traditional banking system. These services, such as check-cashers and payday loans, impose large fees that often accumulate over time, which can trap consumers in cyclical and deepening debt. An alarming … Read more.
Mar 17, 2014
We’re excited to announce that ideas42 is working with the Robin Hood Foundation on a new $5 million prize challenge to address the critical problem of low college completion rates. The Robin Hood College Success Prize will identify innovative solutions that provide first-time, full-time community college students who must take remedial courses with the tools they … Read more.
May 27, 2013
America’s future economic competitiveness, individuals’ economic opportunity, and reducing income inequality all depend heavily on increasing the number of graduates of quality postsecondary education programs. Fortunately, there is now a general consensus for the need to improve this hard-to-move outcome. The focus has turned to figuring out what is cost-effective and designing postsecondary policies and … Read more.
Jun 16, 2012
How should findings about discipline and self-control shape policies to prevent over-indebtedness? How should the ways people learn and retain knowledge shape financial education programs? What are the best ways to disclose product costs and terms in a way that is relevant to consumers’ daily lives? These were some of the key questions explored in … Read more.
Jun 3, 2012
Congress established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July 2011 with the goal of promoting accountability, fairness, and transparency in the financial industry. The CFPB works to provide consumers with honest, accessible information about financial regulations and to help them understand their own relationships with financial institutions as mortgagers, credit card providers, and investment banks. … Read more.