Develop evidence-based policy relevant to voluntary Agri-Environmental Programs.
Conduct lab and
field experiments to test hypotheses from the behavioral sciences.
Expand and enhance the human capital of scholars and practitioners for
generating high-quality evidence about improving agricultural programs.
Package the insights that CBEAR and other researchers develop and share this
information with program administrators, policy makers and the media.
Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR)
Why Behavioral Science?
Insights from the behavioral sciences are revolutionizing
the way in which government programs are designed and
delivered, and we are bringing this revolution to agrienvironmental
A “test, learn, adapt” strategy helps programs be their
best, achieve greater levels of program participation
and satisfaction, and achieve improved environmental
outcomes, all while reducing costs.
Enhancing the Evidence Base
To create evidence-based programs, CBEAR has been conducting randomized field experiments across the US. On the map below, we highlight the zip codes where CBEAR field experiments have generated evidence that can make agri-environmental programs more cost-effective.
POSTPONED: 2020 Conference on Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research
Postponed until 2021. It is with deep regret that The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Research (CBEAR) has decided to postpone the 2020 Conference on Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research in Baltimore, Maryland, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We will announce the rescheduled 2021 date and location when we are able to.
Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Paul