The Science of Decision-Making: A Funders' Workshop on Behavioral Economics

GWP Members Only Program
Thursday, August 1, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm EDT
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper 4242
4765 Forbes Ave
PA 15213
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The world is full of complicated and costly problems, ranging from rising health care costs to "fake news." Again and again, we seem to make decisions that sometimes cause more harm than good.

At Carnegie Mellon University, behavioral economists tackle these problems using a distinct fusion of economics and psychology. They work to understand why we eat unhealthy food, pay women less than men and avoid — or choose not to believe — certain information. They design and test multifaceted interventions to change the way we make decisions, alter the way organizations operate, and influence how policies are implemented.

Join us for a primer in behavioral economics, developed especially for our funding community, to discover how these interventions might function as a powerful tool both within our own organizations and the non-profits we serve.

Note: Capacity has been reached for this session. Click here to be added to a waitlist.