How can insights from behavioral economics be used to make development policies and poverty alleviation more effective? Joshua Dean talks about his own research on early childhood education, the role of incentives in public health, and the broader question how to design policies that take into account the cognitive restraints that citizens face. This video was made while Josh was a post-doc at briq in 2019.
What is the definition of leadership in an economic framework? And how do leaders get into top positions, given that there are many different types of leadership personalities? These are some of the research questions Michael Kosfeld is interested in. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Aislinn Bohren studies how systematic biases influence the way people interpret information they learn about, and how this affects choices, behavior and discrimination in markets. She is also interested in the use of information as incentives, e.g. in the form of online rating systems. This video was made during her research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Alex Imas explains his current work on dynamic decision-making, which combines data from the lab and the real world. How do people respond to financial losses? What causes discrimination, and how does reputation affect biases? This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
In his latest research George Loewenstein explores the mental phenomena of boredom, flow and curiosity using economic methods. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Read also his earlier briq newsroom interview!