PRESS RELEASE: May 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC. – As part of their spring workshop, the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Jason Weller, Chief of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), with the 2016 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation. In presenting the Award, CBEAR Associate Director Mark Masters commented, “By promoting a culture of…

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CBEAR Spring Workshop

Advances in Evidence-based Agri-environmental Programs   Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Morning Session: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Lunch: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (View on Google Maps) Join CBEAR for all or part of…

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Ferraro’s Research on Tools to Quantify Effectiveness of Conservation

Paul Ferraro

How can the tools that quantify effectiveness of conservation be improved? Despite concerted efforts toward evidence-based and quantified conservation, understanding the effects and the effectiveness of conservation interventions lags far behind most other policy fields, such as poverty reduction or educational enrollment (Ferraro and Pattanayak 2006). For example, one of the…

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Lunch & Learn: The Power of Defaults

behavioral economics

Seminar–Webinar with the USDA Economists Group Dr. Kent Messer, Co-Director, Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) will be speaking on “The Power of Defaults” Are your program’s defaults helping or hurting? Humans are prone to inertia, and tend to stick to the status quo, which can have profound…

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