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 agri-environmental programs. 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.
Coming Soon: 2023 Conference on Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research
We will announce our 2023 conference dates and presenters in the next few months.