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Retiremap Launches First Platform Combining Human Coaching and Robo-Advisory to Improve Financial Wellness

Top plan advisory firm Channel Financial commits to new one-to-one financial coaching platform designed with behavioral insights from Common Cents Lab San Ramon, Calif. – June 8, 2017 – Research-backed employee financial wellness company Retiremap today unveiled the first financial coaching platform combining human coaching with robo-advisor capabilities. Developed in tandem with Duke University’s Common…

B.E. For Dogs #1: Friction

B.E. for Dogs is a bi-weekly comic series that will examine concepts in behavioral economics from the perspective of our canine companions. Look out for new comics every other week! The series is created by Matt Trower, Catherine Berman, and Vlad Chituc.  Friction Costs : Even the smallest obstacles or friction costs can deter us from our goals.…

Leveraging Behavioral Economics for Better Startup Solutions

This is the fifth and final installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. Don’t miss your chance! Startup Lab applications are only open until June 30th at 5pm EST. Apply here. Startups + Behavioral Economics Since its inception as a primarily theoretical field…

The Ideal Startup Teams for The CAH Startup Lab

The CAH is inviting health and finance startups to join the Startup Lab program (October ’17-June ’18). Applications are only open until June 30th at 5pm EST–  Apply now.   Wondering if your startup team is a good fit for the Center for Advanced Hindsight Startup Lab? Dan describes what type of team would work best…

Helping People Save with Privacy and Transparency

As a choice architect, how would you encourage salient saving and discourage conspicuous consumption? See what Dan and Aline have to say in their paper on the choice architecture of privacy decision-making, hot off the presses, and make sure to check out the accompanying infographic below!   (Ariely, D. & Holzwarth, A. (2017). The choice…

Exploration & Experimentation for Entrepreneurship

This is the fourth installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs. We’re looking for startups that are eager to experiment, and demonstrate a passion for…

An Update: Happy 50th Birthday Dan!

a Surprising Dan A while back we asked for your help surprising Dan for his 50th Birthday. After 300+ photos from around the world were submitted, we worked to piece together a story about Dan’s journey over the past 50 years. You can see the product of all of your contributions below: a a Thanks…

Health & Finance Entrepreneurs, We’re Looking for You

This is the third installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs.  We’re looking for startups that are eager to experiment, and demonstrate a passion for…

An Academic Incubator

The CAH is inviting health and finance startups to join the Startup Lab program (October ’17-June ’18). The Startup Lab supports problem-solvers by making behavioral economics findings accessible and applicable. Applications are only open until June 30th at 5pm EST–  Apply now. a What does it mean to be an academic incubator? In the video above,…