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Julie O’Brien: A Ph.D and a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)

How long have you worked at CAH? 9 months What brought you to CAH?   Dan and the opportunity to work with awesome people on awesome projects What is the primary focus of your research?  Health, tech (chatbots, other apps, etc), naive models of behavior and biometrics, adherence, and other stuff like voting Your favorite experience…

Common Cents Lab Announces New Partners for 2017

“Partnerships create behavioral interventions to improve financial decision-making for low- to moderate-income people in America.” San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – March 15, 2017 – Common Cents Lab, a financial research lab at Duke University supported by MetLife Foundation, today unveiled the 16 new behavioral design partners selected for its work in 2017. Each…

7 of the Best Resources For Keeping Up with Behavioral Economics Research

The world of behavioral economics is a busy one. Here are 7 resources that you can use to stay in the loop. 1. The BE Hub  // @behavecondotcom Behavioraleconomics.com has great behavioral economics related content, go figure! Notably, this site is home to a fairly active blog, a list of current job openings in BE, and three incredibly…

BankFeeFinder.com Launches to Help Consumers Uncover Bank Fees

San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – Feb. 28, 2017 – New tool BankFeeFinder.com launches today to help consumers find how much they have paid in bank fees. The tool was created by Chime, a new type of bank account that helps members avoid fees and save money automatically, with behavioral design insights from Common…

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