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ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk with Mario Macis

May 13, 2016

ideas42’s network of academic affiliates represent some of the world’s foremost experts in behavioral science. With the ideas42 Affiliate Series, we invite leading scholars to share their insights and what inspires their exploration into human behavior. Our New York office was pleased to host Mario Macis of Johns Hopkins University today. Mario’s research focuses on incentives, pro-social … Read more.

Understanding (and Improving) Some Rules of Thumb in Agriculture

Mar 29, 2016 by Marina Dimova, Dana Guichon & Michael Stern

Did your parents ever tell you to put a little more green on your plate? How about orange? Or maybe you’ve heard the phrase eat the rainbow. It may seem a bit odd to talk about nutrition in terms of colors, but we’d bet that thinking about green and orange probably got you to eat … Read more.

Introducing Gov42

Mar 28, 2016 by Gov42 Team

Tax Day – April 18 – is just around the corner. But you probably don’t need the reminder since you effortlessly filed your return in January, right? Taxes are a pain. You have to track down documents, navigate jargon, and answer countless questions. On top of the hassles, it’s anxiety-inducing to figure out how much … Read more.

Guest Post: FinLab Pushes Financial Health Agenda, One Challenge At a Time

Mar 4, 2016 by Financial Solutions Lab

This blog originally appeared on the CFSI/JP Morgan Chase Financial Solutions Lab Medium. ideas42 is proud to serve as a behavioral advisor to the Lab.  In New York, 22-year-old Sean had been using a savings app called Even for about eight weeks when he realized something that surprised him: by automatically saving his higher-than-average income, he’d … Read more.

Nudgespotting: An Investigation of Traffic Nudges

Mar 1, 2016 by DJ Neri for Misbehaving

This post originally appeared on the Misbehaving Blog, powered by ideas42 and the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago. Welcome back to Nudgespotting! Today we’ll take a look at several attempts to make you a better driver and discover how creating a “simple” nudge can be a not-so-simple task.  Recently, on a … Read more.

Nudgespotting: Environmentalism in New Zealand

Feb 10, 2016 by Jamie Kimmel for Misbehaving

This post originally appeared on the Misbehaving Blog, powered by ideas42 and the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago. Welcome to another special edition of Nudgespotting! My last internationally-focused post examined how Thailand nudges foreign visitors to follow local norms. Heading further East, today’s post explores the ways that New Zealanders nudge … Read more.

A Fresh Start

Jan 15, 2016 by David Munguía Gómez & Jaclyn Lefkowitz

It’s now 2 weeks into the new year, and chances are most of us have spent the first several days of 2016 diligently working to keep our New Year’s resolutions. Once again, we’ve dragged ourselves to the over-crowded gym after work, we’ve braved the long lines at grocery stores to fill our carts with healthy … Read more.

ideas42 Affiliate Series: A Talk with Mike Norton

Nov 4, 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. We recently invited Mike Norton of Harvard Business School to visit our New York office. He gave our team a fascinating talk … Read more.

Madagascar: Expanding the Bandwidth of the Extreme Poor

Nov 2, 2015 by ideas42 & The World Bank

This post originally appeared on World Bank Voices blog and was co-authored by ideas42 and members of the World Bank. It is 8 AM. The winter sun begins to appear over the gray-green mass of trees above the village of Tritriva in Madagascar’s central highlands. The courtyard of a stone church is already filled with … Read more.

Smartphones: A Nudger’s Best or Worst Friend? An ideas42 Affiliate Post

Oct 27, 2015 by Ben Castleman

This post, written by ideas42 affiliate Ben Castleman, originally appeared on The Brown Center Chalkboard blog at Brookings.edu  It goes without saying that mobile technology and smartphones have transformed our lives. Tasks that, not so many years ago, mainly happened in person or on paper now take place in the palm of our hands. Day … Read more.