11:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The power of the nudge: Policy lessons from behavioral economics

Friday, September 18, 2015

11:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Live Webcast
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Research is proliferating in behavioral economics, a field at the intersection of psychology and economics which tries to study how people actually behave, as opposed to the way they are assumed to behave in economists’ abstract models. This work has developed new and effective policies across many areas, from encouraging people to save for retirement to discouraging them from smoking.

On September 18, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings explored lessons from behavioral economics for fiscal and monetary policy with leading scholars in the field, who shared their findings and suggestions for policy.

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Lunch Keynote Address and Panel 2: Credit & Saving