CALL FOR PAPERS: CJAE Special Issue 2016

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics Special Issue 2016: Applications of Behavioural and Experimental Economics to Decision-Making in the Agricultural, Food and Resource Sectors Call for Papers: CJAE Editors: Jill E. Hobbs, University of Saskatchewan & Siân Mooney, Boise State University  Motivation:  Tools and insights from behavioural and experimental economics are increasingly…

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UGA economics team predicts 2015 improvement for Georgia

While experts predict an improved economy for Georgia in 2015, factors including demographic shifts and decreased agricultural profits could potentially hamper economic growth for Albany and southwest Georgia. Economists discussed those predictions and more Thursday at the Albany stop of the annual Georgia Economic Outlook Series presented by the University…

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Mind, Society & Behavior – World Bank Report 2015

Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. This year’s World Development Report argues that a more realistic account of decision-making and behavior…

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RELATED RESEARCH: Behavioral Economics Could’ve Prevented Healthcare Cost Meltdown

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From Forbes Business, Peter Ubel discusses how the study of behavioral economics could have improved employee satisfaction at Harvard University. If Harvard had better informed its employees about the true cost of healthcare, widespread employee dissatisfaction regarding minimal necessary contributions for healthcare coverage could have been avoided. Using simple behavioral economics techniques,…

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Georgia State To Co-Head USDA Research Center For Agri-Environmental Policy

Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). CBEAR-affiliated faculty will…

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