BISG Lunch with Ashley Whillans (HBS)


Monday, September 18, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Darman Room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for a Behavioral Insights Student Group lunch with Professor Ashley Whillans (HBS).

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, teaching the Negotiations course to MBA students. Broadly, she studies how people navigate trade-offs between time and money. Her ongoing research investigates whether and how intangible incentives, such as experiential and time-saving rewards, affect employee motivation and well-being. In 2015, she was named a Rising Star of Behavioral Science by the International Behavioral Exchange and the Behavioral Science and Policy Association. In 2016, she co-founded the Department of Behavioral Science in the Policy, Innovation, and Engagement Division of the British Columbia Public Service. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals and popular media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. 

She will share her research looking at the barriers and benefits of spending money to buy free time and what she is doing to implement these findings with major companies through a partnership with Maritz, The Incentives Research Foundation and ATT.

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