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Past BEAR x BIOrg webinar sessions since 2017

BEAR Webinar Series: Catherine Yeung

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Catherine Yeung


  • Speaker: Catherine Yeung, Associate Professor of Marketing, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Catherine Yeung is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. Catherine holds a PhD in Marketing. Her main research areas are behavioural decision making and consumer psychology. She conducts both academic and community-based research, which designs and tests interventions that aim at improving individual and community wellbeing. Her research cuts across multiple domains, including weight loss, diabetes prevention, medication adherence, transportation, and workforce development. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Research.

  • Date: April 16, 2020 12 PM ET
  • Topic: The chasm between BI knowledge and BI practice: What is it and how does it affect the success of your own project?
  • Description: In this webinar session, Catherine will talk about some of the fundamental differences between BI researchers and policymakers in the way they approach behavioural science, and how do these differences pose challenges to BI projects.


BEAR Webinar Series: Ned Welch

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Ned Welch

  • Speaker: Ned Welch, Adjunct Professor & Executive in Residence, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

    Ned Welch is an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at Rotman and an expert in using insights from behavioural economics and consumer psychology to help companies make better decisions. Before joining Rotman, Ned held Senior Design Director and Senior Expert roles at McKinsey & Co.’s Marketing Practice and at McKinsey Design, where he led clients and consulting teams on topics related to insight-driven product development, innovation, product and pricing optimization, and customer strategy. Ned holds MS and PhD degrees in Behavioral Decision Theory from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Date: (UPDATED) March 27, 2020 12 PM ET
  • Topic: Organizing for Behavioural Insights
  • Description: As a discipline, behavioural insights is at a threshold in the adoption process. For both its practitioners and consumers, the question is how to move beyond early adoption (with lead users) to mass adoption by a larger and more diverse set of organizations. In this talk, Ned draws analogies between behavioural insights and related types of consumer insights that have a long and rich history. Companies vary widely in how they organize themselves for these activities, and their experiences offer useful lessons for how to think about structuring such work and using deep functional expertise in organizations.


BEAR Webinar Series: Mariam Chammat

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Mariam Chammat

  • Speaker: Mariam Chammat, Executive Advisor, French Behavioural Insights Unit, Interministerial Directorate for Public Transformation (DITP)

    Mariam Chammat is an executive advisor at the French behavioural insights unit within the Interministerial Directorate for public transformation (DITP). Her work consists in translating findings and methods from cognitive and behavioural sciences into improvements in public policies. Mariam also works on strengthening evidence-based policy making by developing and piloting projects between policy-makers and researchers. Ms Chammat holds a PhD in affective and cognitive neuroscience and has co-founded a think tank (CHIASMA) that aims at translating findings on cognitive biases into tools that can help improve people's mental habits and their metacognitive skills.

  • Date: February 12, 2020 12 PM ET
  • Topic: On the Importance of a Solid Theoretical Framework for Behavioural Insights
  • Description: In this talk Mariam will try to show how different theoretical frameworks underlying BI can have different policy implications. More generally the aim is to underline the importance of building solid frameworks of human behaviour in order to build more effective and long lasting interventions. 


BEAR Webinar Series:Eric Singler

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Eric Singler

  • Speaker: Eric Singler, Managing Director, BVA Group; Founder and CEO, BVA Nudge Unit

    Eric Singler is the Managing Director of BVA group, one of the world’s top consulting and research firms ( He is also the Founder and CEO of BVA Nudge Unit ( which is a global consultancy firm specialised in driving successful behavioral change. Eric is passionate about bringing Behavioral Science to Business and Social entities to drive efficiency.

    He has become a pioneer in applying behavioral economics learnings and Nudges– first in France (he has accompanied Emmanuel Macron’s team during the 2017 Presidential election) and in more than 15 countries – with public policies, Fortune 100 companies, NGO and international organisations. Eric is also the founder and President of the NudgeFrance think tank. He is the author of 3 books specialising in the application of Nudge: “Nudge Marketing”, “Green Nudge” focused on sustainability and “Nudge Management” focused on creating better work environments.

  • Date: January 15, 2020 12 PM ET
  • Topic: Nudging for Good : From Gender Equality to Healthier lives, how organizations could apply behavioral science for a better world
  • Description: The purpose of this webinar is to share case studies – from United Nations to private companies (Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, etc.) – demonstrating the power of behavioral science and nudge to encourage new successful behaviors on critical topics.

BEAR Webinar Series: Jennifer Robson

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Jennifer Robson

  • Speaker: Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University

    Jennifer Robson is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University. Her research touches on poverty, Canadian social policy and public administration. Prior to becoming an academic, Jennifer worked in government and the voluntary sector.

  • Date: December 4, 2019 12 PM ET
  • Topic: How do you manage when you don’t know what your income will be next month?: The incidence and effects of income volatility
  • Description: An important share of households, particularly those with lower incomes, report substantial swings in their monthly incomes. Volatility appears to be related to poorer financial literacy and financial capability. But psychological dimensions, particularly economic locus of control, may mediate the relationship. Implications for the design and administration of income security policies will also be discussed.

BEAR Webinar Series: Lisa Kramer

BEAR Webinar: Lisa Kramer


  • Speaker: Lisa A. Kramer, Professor of Finance, University of Toronto
  • Date: April 11, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: How Emotions Influence Financial Markets: Building a Constellation of Evidence
  • Description: Financial market participants, including investors and practitioners alike, are humans. And humans, of course, experience emotions. This webinar will explore how specific moods and emotions can have important implications for the way financial markets work, for better or worse. The talk will include an overview of a collection of research projects that together build a constellation of evidence that serves as a more convincing way to test a hypothesis than might any single study in isolation.

BEAR Webinar Series: Sasha Tregebov

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Sasha Tregebov 

  • Speaker: Sasha Tregebov, Director, The Behavioural Insights Team Canada

    Sasha is the Director of BIT Canada, leading BIT’s team in Toronto and its work across Canada. Previous to taking his current role, Sasha oversaw BIT’s work with local governments in the US through the What Works Cities initiative. This initiative helps cities build their capacity for using data and evidence, including the application of behavioural insights. Prior to joining BIT, Sasha co-developed and led Deloitte’s Canadian behavioural insights capabilities, where he consulted to public sector organizations across Canada with a focus on strategy and innovation. He began his career as a policy advisor with the Government of Ontario. Sasha holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University.
  • Date: October 17, 2019 12 PM ET
  • Topic: Reducing Burnout Through Behavioural Insights 
  • Description: This webinar will focus on a recent trial conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team that reduced burnout and resignations among 911 call takers and dispatchers in the United States. It will also describe how similar approaches are being taken to reduce physician burnout in the UK and teacher / school staff burnout in Canada. 

BEAR Webinar Series:Joyce He & Sarah Kaplan

BEAR x BIOrg Webinar: Joyce He and Sarah Kaplan

  • Speaker(s): Joyce He, Ph.D. Student in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, University of Toronto
    Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto

    Joyce He is a PhD candidate in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Honours Bachelors of Science with high distinction in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Her research has examined how female job seekers attempt to overcome anticipated gender biases in hiring decisions for male-dominated jobs. Her current work harnesses behavioural insights to apply structural changes and “nudges” to the selection procedure to reduce gender biases. 

    Sarah Kaplan is Distinguish Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation appeared in 2019. Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. She recently authored “Gender Equality as an Innovation Challenge” (2017) in the Rotman Management Magazine, “The Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Management Magazine (2015), and “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014). Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.

  • Date: September 17, 2019 12PM ET
  • Topic: Designing for Equality: 5 myths and 5 solutions
  • Description: In this webinar, Joyce He and Sarah Kaplan of the University of Toronto’s Institute for Gender and the Economy use insights from scholarly research to shed light on how to achieve gender equality. They bust 5 common myths and discuss 5 potential solutions for organizations.

BEAR Webinar Series: Avni Shah

BEAR Webinar: Avni Shah


  • Speaker: Avni Shah, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto

    Avni Shah is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross-appointment to the Marketing area at the Rotman School of Management and the Munk School of Global Affairs. Using a multi-method approach combining field and lab experiments as well as empirical modeling, she investigates what motivates consumer decision-making, spending and well-being in household financial settings. Her research focuses on how financial technology (e.g., payment method, mobile payment, SMS reminders for savings) as well as cultural and social forces (e.g., thinking about one’s family, word-of-mouth) influences short-term spending decisions such as buying a product or choosing a healthy versus unhealthy menu item as well as more consequential, long-term financial decision-making (i.e., saving for retirement, choosing a mortgage lender or whether to refinance). Her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Psychological Science. Shah is a research fellow at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman research cluster as well as a research affiliate at Ideas42, a non-profit design organization that uses behavioural insights to address complex social problems. Shah pursued her doctorate in Marketing at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, double majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Religion. Prior to beginning her career in academia, she worked as a research assistant at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Date: April 17, 2019 12PM ET
  • Topic: The Death of Cash, the Growth of Debt? How Shifts in Financial Technology Affect Our Spending (and Why it Isn’t all Bad!)
  • Description: Over the last 30 years, we have seen a rapid shift in how consumers pay for goods. From cash and cheques to cards and digital wallets, the physical act of spending has never been quicker, easier, and more convenient than ever before. But is this a good thing? In this webinar, we will discuss how shifting payment forms can influence the pain we experience when paying, and subsequently the way we spend and think about our money. We will also discuss ways that we can use this information and financial technology in order to bolster our savings and take back financial control.


BEAR Webinar Series: Anjali Chainani

BEAR Webinar: Anjali Chainani



  • Speaker: Anjali Chainani, Director of Policy, Office of the Mayor, City of Philadelphia  

    Anjali Chainani is Director of Policy and GovLabPHL at the mayor’s office in the City of Philadelphia. As Director of Policy, she coordinates policy development to ensure the success of important long-term city investments, including the passage of the sugar sweetened beverage tax. As Director of GovLabPHL, Anjali leads a multi-agency team centered on embedding evidence-based and data-driven practices into City programs and services through cross-sector collaboration. GovLabPHL experiments with how evidence-based methods can intersect to address common municipal challenges to enhance the City's policy-making and service redesign efforts. Anjali was also a Local Government Fellow with Results for America (R4A) from 2016 to 2019. This program was founded in September 2014 to implement strategies that consistently use data and evidence to drive policy and budget decisions on major policy challenges. Anjali holds dual graduate degrees from Temple University in Public Health and Social Work, and is currently completing her PhD in Health Policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. 

  • Date: March 13, 2019 12PM ET
  • Topic: The Value of a Policy Lab within Local Government
  • Description: In February of 2017, the Mayor’s Office launched GovLabPHL, a multi-agency team centered on embedding evidence-based and data-driven practices into City programs and services through cross-sector collaboration. GovLabPHL has three streams of work: 1) creating learning opportunities for city employees; 2) piloting innovative programs and prototypes using evidence-based research; and 3) ensuring the public has access to learn about new initiatives and best practices. GovLabPHL also manages the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative in partnership with local academics to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of taxpayer funded programs using the latest behavioral science research.

BEAR Webinar Series: Tanjim Hossain

BEAR Webinar: Tanjim Hossain

  • Speaker: Tanjim Hossain, Associate Professor, Department of Management, University of Toronto Missisauga with a cross-appointed to Rotman School of Management; Chief Scientist, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)     

    Tanjim Hossain is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management - UTM at the University of Toronto. He is also cross appointed to the Rotman School of Management, the Department of Economics, and the Institute for Management & Innovation. He serves as the Director of the Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) program and as a Chief Scientist at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) centre. His main research interests include behavioural economics, applied microeconomics, and quantitative marketing, especially using field and laboratory experiments to test the validity of theoretical predictions in the real world. His research has been published inAmerican Economic Review,Management Science,Marketing Science,Quarterly Journal of Economics, and theReview of Economic Studies, and has been featured in The Economist, USA Today, and other news outlets. He serves as an associate editor of the journalManagement Science.

  • Date: February 21, 2019 12PM ET
  • Topic: Carrots vs. Sticks and Other Incentive Stories
  • Description: How do behavioural biases affect the impact of incentive schemes in the workplace and how can we utilize these behavioural biases in designing better incentive schemes?

BEAR Webinar Series:Julian House

BEAR Webinar: Julian House

  • Speaker: Julian House, Behavioural Scientist, Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU), Government of Ontario
    Julian House is a scientist with the Ontario government's Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU). He also teaches behavioural economics and marketing at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, where he is a research fellow. His research into how behavioural science can be applied to advance public policy and social welfare aims appears in top academic journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Behavioural Science and Policy Journal.
  • Date: January 17, 2019 12PM ET
  • Topic: Behavioural Insights into Student Vaccination: Iterative field trials
  • Description: Ontario’s Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) applies the knowledge and methodologies of behavioural insights to improve government services offered to the people of Ontario. Earlier this year, the BIU released the first draft of its Workbook, designed to layout their approach in a series of hands-on exercises. To introduce this approach with a concrete example, this seminar will describe an ongoing research project in partnership with Toronto Public Health. In Ontario, students are required to have up-to-date vaccine records in order to attend school. While this policy contributes to achieving important public-health targets of immunization against childhood diseases, it also results in tens of thousands of students being suspended from school each year. Two consecutive field trials explore whether behavioural insights can improve this process by improving efficiency, increasing vaccine coverage, and decreasing suspensions in the province’s largest public health unit.
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BEAR Webinar Series: Carey K. Morewedge

BEAR Webinar: Carey K. Morewedge

  • Speaker: Carey K. Morewedge, Professor or Marketing, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Boston University

    Carey K. Morewedge is a Professor of Marketing and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University. His research examines the psychological causes, consequences, and correction of bias in judgment and decision making. Using a mix of laboratory, field, and longitudinal experiments, he tackles basic and applied problems from why people won’t bet on the failure of their child or favorite team to developing interventions that improve decision making by producing long-term reductions in cognitive bias. He has published over 40 papers in top academic journals including Science, Psychological Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Management Science, and contributed to popular outlets including Harvard Business Review and the New York Times. Awards for his work include recognition as a Marketing Institute Scholar in 2018, one of the Top 40 Under 40 MBA Professors by Poets & Quants in 2016, writing the Most Theoretically Innovative Article of the Year as judged by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology in 2010, and receipt of an Ideas of the Year from the New York Times in 2009. Prior to joining the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, Professor Morewedge was a Postdoc at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and served on the faculty as the Director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University. His PhD is in Social Psychology from Harvard University.

  • Date: December 6, 2018 12PM ET
  • Topic: Improved Decision Making with One-Shot Training Interventions
  • Description: From failures of intelligence analysis to misguided beliefs about vaccinations, biased judgment and decision making creates problems in public and private life. Early failures to improve decision making through training led to its abandonment, and the current focus on debiasing through nudges and incentives. I report laboratory, field, and longitudinal experiments that find one-shot debiasing training interventions are effective. Participants (N = 1,076) received a single 30 to 90 minute training intervention that addressed three of six biases critical to intelligence analysis (i.e., anchoring, bias blind spot, confirmation bias, correspondence bias, representativeness, and social projection). Interventions ranged from instructional videos to serious games. Longitudinal experiments found medium to large immediate debiasing effects (games d ≥ 1.68; videos d ≥  .69) that persisted at least 2 months later (games d ≥ 1.11; videos d ≥ .66). In a field study where participants didn’t know their biases were measured, training reduced confirmatory hypothesis testing by 29% in a complex case. Debiasing effects of training transferred across problems in different contexts and formats. The results provide exciting new evidence that training can improve decision making. 

BEAR Webinar Series: World Bank

BEAR Webinar: World Bank

  • Speakers: Zeina Afif, Senior Social Scientist, World Bank, & Iman Sen, Research Analyst, World Bank

    Zeina Afif is a Senior Social Scientist with the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. Zeina is currently working on applying behavioral insights to improve women’s access to finance and jobs, reduce youth unemployment, reduce gender based violence, promote social cohesion, and improve access to public services and programs. Prior to joining the team, Zeina provided operational communication and behavioral insights support to World Bank projects and has worked in countries such as Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, and Yemen in the areas of taxes, social protection, social accountability, and citizen engagement. Zeina holds a MBA from George Washington University, and a M.Sc. in Behavioral Science from London School of Economics.

    Iman Sen is a Research Analyst at the World Bank working with projects on tax compliance, financial management, energy, and understanding social norms through the support of behavioral interventions. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked on randomized evaluations in governance, energy, health, and gender in South Asia, in different capacities for Innovations for Poverty Action(IPA), and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Iman holds Masters degrees in Economics and Computer Science from New York University.

  • Date: November 14, 2018 12PM ET
  • Topic: Understanding and Reducing Barriers to Female Labour Force Participation
  • Description:The World Bank eMBeD team is testing ways to increase young female participation in the private sector through a multi-dimensional approach, targeting legal, social and psychological barriers women currently face. For example, in Jordan, female labour force participation rates remains extremely low at around 14%, while women are increasingly more educated. The eMBeD team studied in detail the social and cultural norms that may impede greater participation by women in the work force.

BEAR Webinar Series: Camielle Headlam

BEAR Webinar: Camielle Headlam

  • Speaker: Camielle Headlam, Research Analyst, MDRC
    Camielle Headlam is a research analyst at MDRC, an education and social policy research organization. She specializes in projects that apply insights from behavioral science to mitigate pressing postsecondary education issues. She currently leads qualitative diagnostic and implementation research for MDRC’s Encouraging Additional Summer Enrollment (EASE) and Finish Line: Graduation by Design projects. She also conducts implementation research for the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration and Developmental Education Acceleration projects. Previously, Camielle served as a college success adviser for a community-based organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University.
  • Date: October 18, 2018 12PM ET
  • Topic: Making Summer Pay Off: Using Behavioral Science to Encourage Postsecondary Summer Enrollment 
  • DescriptionIn the U.S., a pressing public policy concern is low postsecondary graduation rates, especially at community colleges which often serve low-income and nontraditional students. Research has shown that enrolling in summer courses could improve student success, but few students enroll. Can behavioral science be used to encourage summer enrollment? If so, will students experience improved academic outcomes? This webinar will examine how behavioral insights were used to diagnose barriers to summer enrollment and encourage more students to enroll. Broader implications for applying behavioral science to higher education issues will also be discussed.
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BEAR Webinar Series: Jess Leifer   

BEAR Webinar: Jess Leifer

  • Speaker: Jess Leifer, Vice President, ideas42
    Jessica Leifer is a Vice President at ideas42 where she leads projects applying behavioral science insights to address challenges in health and health care. Her current work spans using behavioral science insights to prevent diabetes, build and sustain healthy habits in areas including nutrition and medication adherence, improve treatment of opioid use disorder, and build resilience in aging. Prior to joining ideas42, Jess was a fellow at the Mars Centre for Impact Investing in Toronto where she designed a technical assistance program for nonprofits interested in setting up Social Impact Bond programs. Jess previously worked for Success Academy Charter Schools, a large and growing network of public charter schools in New York City, where she collaborated on the design and implementation of their data-driven education management system. Jess received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A in Psychology (with honors) from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn she researched self-control, willpower, and educational achievement with Dr. Angela Duckworth. 
  • Date: September 13, 2018 12PM ET
  • Topic: Improving Health with Applied Behavioural Design
  • Description: Health is more than what happens at a doctor’s office. A variety of factors influence how long and how well we live, chief among them our health behaviors and practices. This webinar will illustrate an approach for identifying barriers to health and designing solutions that can make us healthier, using insights from behavioral science.
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BEAR Webinar Series: Marcie McLean-McKay

BEAR Webinar: Marcie McLean-McKay

  • SpeakerMarcie McLean-McKay, Senior Research & Policy Officer, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 
  • Date: May 9, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: Initiating Budgeting Behaviour through Targeted Financial Education

BEAR Webinar Series: Lisa Kramer

BEAR Webinar: Lisa Kramer


  • Speaker: Lisa A. Kramer, Professor of Finance, University of Toronto
  • Date: April 11, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: How Emotions Influence Financial Markets: Building a Constellation of Evidence
  • Description: Financial market participants, including investors and practitioners alike, are humans. And humans, of course, experience emotions. This webinar will explore how specific moods and emotions can have important implications for the way financial markets work, for better or worse. The talk will include an overview of a collection of research projects that together build a constellation of evidence that serves as a more convincing way to test a hypothesis than might any single study in isolation.

BEAR Webinar Series: Spike W. S. Lee     

BEAR Webinar Series: Spike Lee


  • Speaker: Spike Lee, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Date: March 14, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic: How Sensory Cues Shape Our Goal Pursuit, Decision Making, and Policy Preference
  • Description: Incidental tactile experiences (i.e., touch) promote people’s ability to pursue their goals with flexibility and reduces their biases in decision making. Incidental olfactory cues (i.e., smell) can change people’s investment in economic games and improve their error detection capability. Even a brief exposure to visual and auditory cues of disease threat (e.g., sneezing and coughing) has a noticeable impact on people’s risk perception and related policy preference.

BEAR Webinar Series: Liam Delaney       

BEAR Webinar Series: Liam Delaney


  • Speaker: Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics, University of College Dublin; Visiting Professor of Economics, Stirling University
  • Date: February 22, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • Topic:Using Naturalistic Research Methods in Behavioural Science Applications
  • Description: How can we use the detailed survey diary methods and data pioneered by researchers such as Daniel Kahneman and Arthur Stone to understand more about experienced well-being but also how people are making decisions in real-time? The talk will provide data from several studies conducted by the authors group in Dublin looking at how people make every-day decisions and provide examples in domains such as social media usage, TV binge-watching, and food consumption. The talk will be relevant to people thinking about how to design and evaluate interventions and projects across a wide range of business and policy settings.

    BEAR Webinar Series: Kelly Peters       

    BEAR Webinar Series: Kelly Peters


    • Speaker: Kelly Peters, CEO & Co-Founder, BEworks
    • Date: January 17, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET
    • Topic:Driving Innovation by Bringing Behavioral Science to the Boardroom
    • Description: Most organizations list innovation as one of their core values to help ensure the organization becomes or stays strategically advantaged. However, leaders complain that even with encouragement, employees and management still seem reluctant to experiment and some even let risk aversion squash potentially good ideas. This webinar will feature the work, philosophy and methodology of BEworks, led by Kelly Peters, its CEO and Co-Founder. BEworks has helped Fortune 500 policy makers understand how to incorporate behavioral insights and the scientific method to drive innovation to solve strategy, marketing, and operations challenges.
    • Registration Deadline: January 16, 2018 3:59 PM ET
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      BEAR Webinar Series: Dena Gromet                 

      BEAR Webinar Series: Dena Gromet


      • Speaker: Dena Gromet, Executive Director, Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
      • Date: December 7, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
      • Topic:Behaviour Change for Good
      • Description: This webinar will feature the work of the Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Katherine Milkman and Angela Duckworth. BCFG is developing a digital platform to conduct large-scale field experiments designed to promote sustained behavior change in education, health, and savings.

        BEAR Webinar Series: Sonia K. Kang                   

        BEAR Webinar Series: Sonia Kang


        • Speaker: Sonia K. Kang
        • Date: November 9, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
        • Topic: Nudging for Diversity 
        • Description: Most organizations list Diversity and Inclusion at the forefront of their goals and values. However, not all efforts to increase diversity are successful, and some even end up doing more harm than good. This webinar will provide an overview of the current landscape of diversity and inclusion research and practice, and a discussion of how insights from behavioural science might help us to achieve these goals.  

        BEAR Webinar Series: Faisal Naru                       

        BEAR Webinar Series: Faisal Naru



        • Speaker: Faisal Naru
        • Date: October 12, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM ET
        • Topic:Myth-busting: Behavioural Science across the world
        • Description: Behavioural science is being used increasingly in public policy, but how is it being implemented? What are the institutional arrangements? What are the challenges and future opportunities? Based on the 2017 OECD publication “Behavioural Insights in Public Policy: Lessons from across the world”, this webinar will provide practitioners, researchers and policy makers with the key trends.

        BEAR Webinar Series: Nico Lacetera                         

        BEAR Webinar Series: Nicola Lacetera


        • Speaker: Nicola Lacetera (Bio)
        • Date: September 13, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
        • Topic: Motivating prosocial behaviour: Economic incentives and moral concerns
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