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Tackling America’s College Completion Crisis with Behavioral Science

Jun 22, 2016

The American higher education system is facing a completion crisis. While most U.S. high school graduates now enroll in college, many don’t complete their degree. The latest data shows that less than 60% of full time students finish four-year degrees within six years. This figure drops to 30% for two-year degree completion within three years. … Read more.

Three Myths About the Underbanked, Part Three: Affordable Financial Management Is In Reach

May 31, 2016 by Katy Davis & Nicki Cohen

Why we’re wrong about lower income consumers, a three-part series Products and services that help low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers manage their day-to-day finances and improve their long-term financial health are a clear need that hasn’t yet been solved by mainstream or alternative financial providers. Why haven’t the needs of LMI consumers been met by … Read more.

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.