Develop evidence-based policy relevant to voluntary Agri-Environmental Programs
CBEAR conducts lab and
field experiments to test hypotheses from the behavioral sciences.
CBEAR expands and enhances the human capital of scholars and practitioners for
generating high-quality evidence about improving agricultural programs.
To help design better agri-environmental programs, CBEAR packages
the insights that it and other researchers develop and shares this information with program administrators, policy makers and the media.
Thank You For Joining Us For Our First Ever CBEAR Fellows Virtual Seminar Series!
Head Over to YouTube to Watch the Seminars!
If you missed any of the four seminars, head over to our CBEAR YouTube page to hear talks from Dr. Shelia Walsh Reddy, Dr. Jim Cox, Dr. Tongzhe Li, and Dr. Kelly Davidson! A special thanks to postdoctoral researcher Dr. Laura Paul at the University of Delaware for her efforts in pulling this series together.
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 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.LEARN MORE