Bringing behavioral economics to development

May 19, 2015

A new wave of public policymaking informed by behavioral economics and psychology submits the assumptions of the rational actor to scrutiny. Public debates are now assessing the introduction of behavioral interventions in many domains, including organ donation, taxes, retirement savings, and employment schemes. In the spirit of such innovative programming, the World Development Report 2015:  Mind, Society, and Behavior examines hundreds of studies to find applications of behavioral insights in successful interventions in developing countries. 

See also the BROOKINGS blog post by Karla Hoff and James Walsh “Bringing behavioral economics to development”   Read More.

See also at a glance infographic of the “World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society and Behavior.”  Read More »


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