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Below wholesale jerseys is cheap nba jerseys a cheap jerseys summary The list So of news articles featuring CBEAR, CBEAR researchers, and related research. Interested in covering CBEAR? Direct press inquiries to Maddi Valinski (mvalinski@centerbear.org)

  • Messer & Fook’s Research on HIV Stigma | Huffington Post
    • CBEAR Co-Director Kent Messer & ERS Researcher Jacob Fooks’s research on HIV stigma is discussed in an op-ed in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1st.
  • Lunch & Learn: The Power of Defaults
    • Join CBEAR & the USDA Economists for a Lunch & Learn on Monday, November 11, 2015. Co-Director Dr. Kent Messer will discuss CBEAR’s recent Behavioral Insights Brief on “The Power of Defaults”.
  • Using Insights from Behavioral Sciences to Improve Agri-Environmental Programs
    • CBEAR hosted a workshop on “Using Insights from Behavioral Sciences to Improve Agri-Environmental Programs” at the National Press Club on 10/28/15. With a number of program administrators and researchers, this was the first of many workshops to connect CBEAR with various programs to improve agri-environmental programs. All of the workshop materials are available online, and recordings of presentations from the day are forthcoming.
  • Messer and CAST: On Process Labels for Food” | PR Web
    • Co-Director Dr. Kent Messer lead a team of researchers to develop a CAST (Council for Agricultural Science & Technology) Issue Paper on process labels for food.
  • Brent Sohngen on Nutrient Regulations in Ohio” | Farm and Dairy
    • CBEAR Fellow Brent Sohngen joined experts at the Ohio Farm Science Review, and provided recommendations about how to best combat concerns of nutrient pollution in local waterways.
  • Executive Order on Behavioral Science Insights” | White House
    • On September 15, 2015, President Barack Obama released an executive order to encourage the use of applications of the behavioral sciences in government programs.
  • Kent Messer & Jacob Fooks’s Mascot Research: Cheer or Fear?” | UDaily
    • CBEAR co-director Kent Messer & CBEAR Fellow Jacob Fooks’s new research is discussed in an article on UDaily. Their research shows that mascots can influence behavior, and encourage environmentally-beneficial decision making.
  • Improving Conservation Impact Evaluations
    • Research on improving conservation impact evaluations is discussed in an article in Conservation Biology. The research was conducted by Matthew M. McConnachie, Claudia Romero, Paul J. Ferraro and Brian W. van Wilgen.
  • Jordan Suter is Guest Editor for Special Issue
    • CBEAR Fellow Jordan Suter has been selected as a guest editor for a special issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment focused on “Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies”.
  • Accentuate the positive when it comes to nutrition education” | Science Daily
    • CBEAR Co-PI David Just’s research on the impacts of negative and positive information treatments in nutritional education are discussed. Just’s research shows that providing discounts for healthy choices result in individuals choosing healthier options than adding a tax on unhealthy choices.
  • Related Research: Smart Social Programs” | New York Times
    • From the NYTimes, Jason Furman discusses a variety of long-term randomized controlled trials and big data research on smart social programs. This research is used to inform policy makers of the impacts of various actions on the effectiveness of these social programs related to the “War on Poverty” started in the 1960s. The programs studied includes those which focused on neighborhood nurture, temporary income support, and earned income tax credit, among others.
  • Related Research: Why the New Research on Mobility Matters” | New York Times
    • 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 benefits of programs, such as a lottery for low-income families to move into higher-income neighborhoods with government assistance.
  • The Road to Sustainability: More Nudging, Less Shoving” | Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Magazine
    • CBEAR Co-Director Paul Ferraro discusses how behavioral “nudges” can better influence individual’s decisions and result in better decisions made to contribute to solving the global problems of ecosystem conservation, climate change and poverty alleviation in a cost-effective manner.
  • UGA economics team predicts 2015 improvement for Georgia” | Albany Herald
    • CBEAR Fellow Mark Masters spoke at the Albany stop of the annual Georgia Economic Outlook Series presented by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Masters discussed his predictions for agriculture in Georgia, along with trends he’s noted in 2014 that he anticipates to continue in 2015.
  • Mind, Society & Behavior – World Bank Report 2015” | World Bank
    • The World Bank report features research from multiple CBEAR researchers: co-Director Paul Ferraro (Chapter 9: Climate Change); CBEAR Fellow Kelsey Jack (Chapter 2: Thinking Socially and Chapter 7: Productivity, Chapter 8: Health); CBEAR Fellow John List (Chapter 1: Thinking Automatically, Chapter 2: Thinking Socially, Chapter 5: Early Childhood Development, Chapter 7: Productivity); co-PI Michael Price (Chapter 8: Health, Chapter 9: Climate Change).
  • Summer Institute in Field Experiments at the University of Chicago” | SPIHUB.org
    • CBEAR Fellow John List and colleagues are organizing a summer institute to train the brightest young researchers to partner with key stakeholders in government, industry, and the not-for-profit sector to solve the unique problems faced in society through applying economic theory and rigorous field experiment methods.
  • Despite Resolutions, People Buy More Food After New Year” | University of Vermont: University Communications
    • CBEAR Co-PI David Just’s research on quantities of food purchased at different times of the year is discussed. In general, it’s noted that people buy the most food after the New Year, including holiday favorites of unhealthy food as well as additional healthy food to help achieve New Year Resolutions. Just and the other researchers recommend replacing unhealthy foods with healthy alternatives, instead of purchasing both, to best reach New Year resolutions.
  • Characteristics of a good year-end letter” | Mississippi Business Journal
    • CBEAR Fellow John List’s research on nudges in charity mailings is discussed, identifying how naming ‘big’ donors who are also donating helps provide legitimacy to an organization, thus increasing donations. This article also discusses other types of nudges in regards to year-end charity mailings.
  • Which Mangroves Store the Most Carbon?” | Environmental Research Web
    • CBEAR Fellow Sunny Jardine discusses her research on a model that predicts which mangrove soils retain the most carbon, and this model aims to encourage a carbon market for mangroves as mangroves store more carbon on average than most types of vegetation.
  • Georgia State To Co-Head USDA Research Center For Agri-Environmental Policy” | Georgia State University News
    • Georgia State University is the co-head of the new USDA Research Center for Agri-Environmental Policy. CBEAR researchers will use behavioral and experimental economic research to improve the design and implementation of USDA programs to better support farmers feeding the world while also being stewards of the environment.
  • UD’s new economics center open for business” | American Farm
    • University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental & Applied Economics had its ribbon cutting ceremony on November 24, 2014. Highlighted at this event were results from ongoing research conducted by the Center as well as the national Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research that is headquartered at UD.
  • New UD research center — ag policy meets economics” | Delaware Public Media
    • The University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics had its grand ribbon cutting on November 24th, which highlighted research from CBEAR Fellow Jacob Fooks and other researchers at the University of Delaware.

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