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Behavioral Economics: Valentines Day Edition

It’s that time of the year again. Love is in the air, birds are chirping. Naturally, you are looking for topical behavioral economics material. Here are a few articles and videos to guide you through Valentines Day, whether you are single and searching, or taken and unsure. Dan Ariely: On Dating and Relationships When hiring,…

Vlad Chituc: “Rad”

Beginning this month and continuing each month after, we will be showcasing a member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. For February, the lab member with this dubious honor is Vlad Chituc. How long have you worked at CAH? Nearly four years. What brought you to CAH? Good luck, Dan’s generosity, and the opportunity to…

Common Cents Report: Behavioral Interventions Helping Americans Save More

New report one of the most significant applications of behavioral economics in field of LMI financial decision-making San Francisco and Durham, NC – Feb. 8, 2017 – Common Cents, a financial research lab at Duke University and supported by MetLife Foundation, today unveiled its 2016 Annual Report. Report.commoncentslab.org The report details findings from seven completed…

Making Exercise Meaningful

By: Conor Artman and Aline Holzwarth  It’s no secret that we would all be better off if we exercised a bit more. And yet, we struggle to exercise for many reasons: some cite the high opportunity cost of the time spent exercising, others say they don’t have the energy, and even more simply don’t enjoy it.…

Creating short-term saving opportunities: Goals, Taxes, and 5-Weekends

Join our behavioral experts for a riveting conversation on how to start and increase short-term savings for middle Americans effectively.  In this session, we will share results from a couple field studies with fin-tech company Digit, as well as new research on savings. Webinar: DEC 1ST, 2016, 12:00PM PST Register Here

Announcing applications for 2017 CommonCents partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oct 7, 2016 —Common Cents Lab is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for new partners for 2017.   Common Cents, supported by MetLife Foundation, is a financial research lab at Duke University that creates and tests interventions to help low-to-moderate income households increase their financial well-being. Common Cents leverages…

Financial Education: Take the Common Cents behavioral audit to diagnosis your program

By: Wendy De La Rosa & Common Cents Lab (Jump to the BEHAVIORAL AUDIT) The current investment in financial education In the United States, investments in financial education programs have been steadily increasing over the last decade.  According to a recent study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,  governments, nonprofit organizations, and financial institutions, spend approximately…