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In the Home of the Free, Why Are So Many People in Prison?

The high rate of incarceration in the United States is fraught with social and economic costs. Relatively recent increases in our incarceration rate make us an international outlier and carry a price tag of more than $80 billion annually (more than quadruple…

Rock the Vote 2016!

Thousands of people are currently involved with getting out the vote. They canvas neighborhoods, stand on street corners, write letters, make calls, and donate money to campaigns. But they rarely know if this has an impact. That’s about to change. We teamed…

Higher Education, Higher Incomes…Opportunity for all?

Having a college degree can dramatically increase  a young adult’s income. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2014 the median earnings of young adults (ages 25-34) with a bachelor’s degree were 66 percent higher ($49,900) than the median earnings…

The Trust Factory

Hey everyone, I hope this blog post finds you well. Recently, I wrote a short paper about trust…. The paper, Trust Factory, discusses elements of trust; specifically regarding the way organizations can interact with individuals to build trust. If you’re interested in…

Life (and the Pursuit of Happiness)– But for How Long?

Confronting our mortality is not an easy task for most people. However, there are many reasons people should consider just how long they might live. In the case of retirement planning, life expectancy is important in relation to the benefits like Medicare…

A new online course for social entrepreneurs

At the Startup Lab (my incubator at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight), we aim to empower early stage startups to build better consumer health and finance products by teaching them how to apply both the findings and methods of behavioral economics…

Now Accepting Startup Lab Applications

The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke is now accepting applications for its second cohort of the Startup Lab, which begins October 2016. Health and Finance startups with a keen interest in applying behavioral insights to their products and exploring original research…

New World Bank Initiative to Tackle Human Relationships

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 30, 2016 After decades of attempting to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems, such as poverty, conflict, and economic mismanagement, the World Bank announced today that it will now tackle the principal cause of human misery….

A Summer internship at CAH

If you are a student and want to try something different this summer, check this out:

Apply for the Summer Internship in Behavioral Economics at Duke

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