Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group in collaboration with the Mind Brain Behavior Initiative for a discussion with Professor David Laibson (Harvard Economics), followed by an hour of networking and refreshments.
The title of the talk will be “Self-control, Paternalism, and Behavior Change”.
Daniel E. Ortega is director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF, Development Bank of Latin America. He will talk about the use of Behavioral Insights in three initiatives being evaluated by CAF’s team. The first has to do with the way the municipality of Bogotá engages jobseekers so they’ll keep their personal and contact information updated in the municipal employment service; the second is focused on increasing tax compliance in the municipality of Sucre in Caracas through their web-based payment system; and the third seeks to help Colombia’s national registry of public Read more about BISG Lunch with Daniel Ortega (Director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF, Development Bank of Latin America)
Join CPL for an award event celebrating civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis (Georgia, 5th District), the 2017 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award winner. Honored for his decades-long crusade to protect and secure human rights and civil liberties for all Americans, John Lewis will be joined onstage by Sheila C Read more about 2017 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award
James Walsh is a Research Analyst in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice where he leads Behavioral Initiatives projects related to economic empowerment and child nutrition in Africa. Before joining, he was a member of the research team for the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. In 2015, he served on the faculty of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, where he lectured in behavioral approaches to development economics. Prior to joining the Bank, he spent time at the Gross National Happiness Commission of the Royal Government of Bhutan examining Read more about BISG Lunch with James Walsh (World Bank)
Darman Room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Join us for a Behavioral Insights Student Group discussion with Elizabeth Linos (Behavioural Insights Team).
Elizabeth is a behavioral economist and public management scholar. Her studies consider how we can improve diversity in recruitment and selection, and how different work environments affect performance and motivation. More broadly, she is interested in public sector reform and organizational behavior.