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Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

  • Harvard Project Will Use Behavioral Insights to Improve Health Care Decisions and Delivery 

    Cass Sunstein on ‘How Change Happens’

    April 19, 2019

    In a recent book talk sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library, Cass Sunstein discussed the different ways that social change happens, from unleashing to nudging to social cascades.

  • Harvard Project Will Use Behavioral Insights to Improve Health Care Decisions and Delivery 

    Harvard project will use behavioral insights to improve health care decisions and delivery

    May 8, 2018

    Harvard has announced the creation of a new, interdisciplinary project called the Behavioral Insights Health Project—a partnership between faculty members at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and other schools at Harvard that will explore how behavioral science and behavioral economics can help improve health outcomes for patients, and decisions made by doctors.