Economic Prosperity

From WIC to SNAP: Benefits Programs Go Farther with Behavioral Science

by ideas42

In the United States, more than 45 million people live below the poverty line, including one in five children who will experience its long-lasting effects. While public benefits programs meaningfully impact countless lives by providing essentials like food and health care, many people who are struggling do not receive these benefits for a variety of […]

ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk with Mitesh Patel

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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 Mitesh Patel of the University of Pennsylvania. Mitesh studies innovative ways to change health […]

Solving Social Problems with Science: SSIR Webinar Recap

by ideas42

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently hosted a webinar series on solving social problems with science. Members of our team were excited to share insights from behavioral science, findings, and some of our case studies with practitioners who work to improve lives across a number of domains. Below are highlights from the two presentations. Part […]

ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk with Christopher Bryan

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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 Christopher Bryan of the University of Chicago Booth. Christopher studies psychological influence, […]

Meet the Behavioral Evidence Hub: Powerful Solutions for Problem-Solvers

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ideas42 is excited to join with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania (CHIBE) in launching the Behavioral Evidence Hub, a comprehensive resource that brings together some of the world’s most promising innovative solutions into a single tool, putting them within easy reach […]

ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk with Ashton Anderson

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With the ideas42 Seminar 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 Ashton Anderson, a post-doc researcher in the Computational Social Science group at Microsoft Research in New York. Ashton has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford […]

Is There a $250 Billion Gap in Charitable Giving in the U.S.?

by Katy Davis, Abigail Kim & Abi Warren

The World Giving Index ranks the United States number two worldwide on the generosity of its citizens, ahead of countries like New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. But what if we told you that Americans think their neighbors should give more than the roughly 3% of annual income they already give to charity—a lot […]

ideas42 Seminar Series: A Talk with William Elliott

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With the ideas42 Seminar 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 William Elliott of The University of Kansas this week. William founded of the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI) in KU’s School of Social Welfare. He is a […]

Clearing the Path to College

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Education has long been touted as a ticket out of poverty, and a well-educated workforce is the foundation of a competitive economy. So it’s easy to think education advocates can solve a lot of problems by convincing high school students to go to college—but the data tells us most high-schoolers are already convinced. In fact, […]

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