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How Donald Trump Won the Election: A Behavioral Economics Explanation

By Tim Gohmann, Ph.D.   While the media focused on Donald Trump’s denigration of women, war heroes, Latinos and Muslims, Trump was building not just support but commitment from his core target — working-class, non-college–educated white males — to get out and vote. What was juvenile and embarrassing to the intellectual was the “silver bullet” [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|

Behavioral Science and Corporate Decision-Making: Potential for Improvement?

Applications of behavioural knowledge could play a crucial role in improving corporate decision-making

By | October 31st, 2016|

A Run-Down of the CEGA Behavioral Economics in Global Health Conference

“How can we use behavioral insights to nudge individuals into better health decision making?” This is one of the fundamental questions that inspired the third annual Conference on Behavioral Economics (BE) in Global Health at UC Berkeley, organized by the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).

By | September 30th, 2016|

Big Data Is Nudging You

Slow to hit the purchase button? Here’s how you may be nudged to buy.

By | August 30th, 2016|

Trust, the Sharing Economy and Behavioral Economics

Getting trust right is critical to commerce and economic growth. Evidence from behavioral economics can help guide the way.

By | July 14th, 2016|

The Artist Is Present

Emerging insights on “temporal contagion” explain the unusual contours of limited-edition markets.

By | June 20th, 2016|

Developing SIMPLER Solutions

The BIAS project completed 15 randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions in child care, child support, and work support programs. This article summarizes the “SIMPLER” framework of behavioral concepts and shares examples of how these concepts were used in BIAS interventions.

By | May 11th, 2016|

Behavioral Economics and Reproductive Health Decision-Making

Even with increased access to reproductive health and family planning services, girls and women in developing countries can face behavioral barriers that prevent them from achieving their desired reproductive health outcomes. We use innovations from BE be to design research interventions; with the goal to inform effective FP/RH programming.

By | April 14th, 2016|

A Nudge for Coverage: Last-Mile Problems for Health Insurance

A variety of case studies demonstrate the powerful combination of data science and behavioral science. Perhaps the health insurance market can benefit as well.

By | March 3rd, 2016|

Giving It All Away: Part 1

Part 1 of 2: Why don't people donate a lot more to charity? By Pete Dyson   Despite the UK’s high position on the World Giving Index in 4th place, each year 30% of people engage in no charitable giving whatsoever. Each month the typical donation is just fourteen pounds[1] and the richest 10% of households actually [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|

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