America Isn’t That Divided on the Environment

Paul Ferraro

CBEAR Co-Director Paul Ferraro discusses a post-election reality: while politics may be dividing the U.S., many Americans agree on core environmental challenges, regardless of political affiliation. He supports this with evidence from three randomized field experiments. These studies examined the environmental actions of tens of thousands of people. They show …

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RELATED RESEARCH: Behavioral Insights Team

From CNN Money, Steve Hargreaves explores the impacts of small behavioral nudges on human behavior, as shown through research by the Behavioral Insights Team. The Behavioral Insights Team is a multi-disciplinary team of behavioral scientists, based out of the UK, which helps governments and other organizations apply behavioral insights in support of …

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RELATED RESEARCH: Why the New Research on Mobility Matters

From the New York Times, Justin Wolfers writes about the research from Harvard economists, Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and Lawrence Katz, which discusses the implication of the neighborhood which children grow up in are critical factors to determining a child’s success. In particular, this research focuses on the long-term, multi-generational …

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

behavioral economics

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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